Port of Sept-Îles responds to motion to institute proceedings by Pomerleau Inc.

For immediate release

SEPT-ÎLES, July 22, 2015 The Port of Sept-Îles will respond to a motion to institute proceedings filed by Pomerleau Inc. at the Superior Court of Québec in the District of Mingan to claim additional costs, losses, and damages under the terms of its contract for the engineering and construction of the multi-user dock

The Port of Sept-Îles plans to analyze the motion with its attorneys. However, the Port decided last fall that it would vigorously contest the claim by Pomerleau Inc. for additional sums above and beyond the contract price. These sums represent additional costs that the contractor claims to have incurred, but that in fact were the result of operational issues and a lack of foresight for which the contractor is entirely responsible.

The Port has therefore asked its attorneys to determine whether any new information has come to light suggesting that the decision be changed, and if not, to contest the motion and evaluate whether the Port can claim for damages it incurred due to delays throughout the project. As this matter is in the hands of its lawyers, the Port of Sept-Îles will issue no further comment.



Boasting diverse, state-of-the-art facilities, the Port of Sept-Îles is one of North America’s largest ore-handling port. The port infrastructure at Sept-Îles plays a vital and strategic role in the economy of Eastern Canada. Annual economic impacts are estimated at nearly $1 billion and nearly 4,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Source :

Patsy Keays
Director, Corporate Affairs
Port of Sept-Îles
418 961-1235