Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd (GMEL) intend to establish a new port as part of an integrated Concentrator and Refinery facility in Kvanefjeld, Greenland, for the Kvanefjeld Rare Earth and Uranium Project.
Ramboll has covered the port and logistics part of the total project and prepared a Port Feasibility Study, which demonstrates the technical feasibility of the future Kvanefjeld Port.
A port location study has been prepared, including capacity evaluations and Functional planning, identification of important localization parameters such as coastal hydraulic conditions, manoeuvring and navigation conditions, land use constraints, geotechnical conditions, archaeological constraints, waste management, environmental considerations, social impact etc. The study also included identification of three potential port locations in the coastal areas around Ilua Bay, and comparative cost estimates and SWOT analysis.
A single location was selected for detailed assessment in the following Port Feasibility Study.
The Port Feasibility Study included preparation of a conceptual design basis, conceptual design, CAPEX and OPEX estimates, SWOT analysis and implementation schedule for the selected port location.
The Port Feasibility Study will be incorporated by GMEL into the Feasibility Study Report for the entire Kvanefjeld Rare Earth and Uranium Project. Together with an EIA and a SIA, the Feasibility Study Report will be incorporated into the overall mining license application in Greenland.