BEUMER Group Secures Contract to supply 2 km Pipe Conveyor to Port of Saguenay, Canada
● Pipe conveyor is central to delivery of new $111 million multi-user bulk transport system at Saguenay port.
● Customer attributes contract win to BEUMER Group’s experience, engineering capabilities and strong partnership approach.
BEUMER Group has secured a contract to supply a large 2-way pipe conveyor system for a strategic development project at the Port of Saguenay in Quebec, Canada. The conveyor will connect the port with customers in the new industrial port zone, boosting economic growth and supporting the region’s commitment to a more sustainable maritime supply chain. 
The Port of Saguenay is located 500 km north of Montreal. The BEUMER Pipe Conveyor is central to the port’s new Multi-User Bulk Transport System, which will increase the port’s ability to both import and export iron ore, pellets, wood chips, salt, aggregates and other ores. It will attract further investment in the region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. On awarding BEUMER Group the contract, the Port of Saguenay Authority commented that they were particularly impressed with the company’s “engagement, commitment, and flexibility in understanding our requirements, especially regarding the importance to work with the community." 
The pipe conveyor will be roughly two km long with a downhill (export) capacity of 4,150 t/h and an uphill (import) rate of 2,750 t/h. It runs along an existing steep and curvy road, reducing the need for truck transport and any associated carbon, dust and noise emissions. Because the pipe conveyor is fully enclosed, it reduces any environmental impacts and protects bulk materials from the sun, rain, snow, and wind. The scope of the contract includes all mechanical, structural and electrical equipment including prefabricated electrical buildings and the control system.
Markus Schmidt, CEO BEUMER Group North America, says: “The Saguenay pipe conveyor project represents a very important milestone, both for this region of Canada and for BEUMER Group’s Minerals & Mining business. The expertise inherent in our global team enables us to deliver a conveyor solution on this scale, meeting the client’s criteria for improving capacity in bulk handling while reducing environmental impacts.”
The pipe conveyor is expected to be fully operational in 2025.