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ArcelorMittal Baffinland by 62ppN2T

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									Emergency Response
& SAR
    Project Infrastructure
Steensby Infrastructure
• Ore dock and freight dock
• Fuel depot
     – 160 ML Arctic diesel
     – 50 ML Marine diesel
     – 5 ML Jet-A fuel
•   Air strip (TP312 standard) & helicopter pad
•   Maintenance facilities (light vehicles and heavy equipment)
•   Accommodation (300 person camp)
•   Spill response equipment (OHF)
•   Ice management vessels and tug boats
     Project Infrastructure
Mine Site Infrastructure
• Ore dock and freight dock
• Fuel depot
   – 15 ML Arctic diesel
   – 3 ML Jet-A fuel
• Air strip (TP312 standard) & helicopter pad
• Maintenance facilities (light vehicles and heavy equipment)
• Accommodation (500 person camp)
Milne Inlet
•   Fuel depot – Arctic diesel (45 ML); Jet-A (3 ML)
•   Air strip
•   Accommodation (40 person camp)
•   Temporary construction dock
  Type of Vessels
• Cargo ships – marine diesel to power the ship engine - up 2 ML
  on board
    – Cargo ship will fuel at port of departure
    – Cargo delivery during open water season for both construction period and
      operation period
• Ore carriers – marine diesel to power the ship – up to 6 ML on
  board
    – Ore carriers will refuel at port in Europe
    – Frequency – 1 ship at port every 48 hrs (on average)
• Fuel cargo – up to 50 ML on board
    – Fuel delivery at Steensby or Milne (arctic diesel, jet A fuel and marine diesel
      during operation
• Fuel delivery during open water season (July to October)
Baffinland Preparedness
• TC approved Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP) for Oil Handing
  Facility (OHF) – ship-to-shore transfer
    – Equipment and vessels located at Steensby
    – Equipment located at Milne
    – Trained emergency response team (ERT) with regular exercises
• All vessels will have a TC approved SOPEP
    – ship are first responder in case of spill
    – Contractual agreement for assistance with Response Organization
• Vessel design (Ice Class) and modern navigation systems
• Operational experience in the Arctic for vessel operators
• Well defined shipping lane (Hudson Strait and Foxe Basin)
    – Bathymetry and ice conditions
• ER Training exercise – involvement of communities along shipping
  lane and response organization/agencies
Cooperative Approach
• Baffinland operation will result in significant increase in shipping
  along Hudson Strait and Foxe Basin
• Polluter pays
• Coast Guard is the lead agency and response agency for North of 60
    – Preparation to escalate response capability to respond to spill, up to a maximum
      of 10,000 tonnes
    – CG maintains response equipment at several locations along proposed shipping
      lane – gap analysis required
• Who is the lead agency for response if the spill hits the shore line?
    – Who has jurisdiction if a spill hits the beach (coordination role?)
    – Avoid “silos” for reporting and authority
• Involvement of third party response organization
    – ECRC, others
• Clear communications and no ambiguity of authority
Cooperative Approach
  • Increase in Arctic shipping traffic mainly through Hudson Strait,
    Lancaster Sound and Mackenzie Delta
  • Baffinland infrastructure can become an important staging area
    for emergency response throughout the North
      – Staging and access problems in terms of timeline of a response and the
        physical movement of personnel to the scene as well as for enforcement
  • Use of Baffinland infrastructure for non-Baffinland related
    emergency response
  • Implications for closure of Baffinland infrastructure

								
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