Welcome to Tata Steel Minerals Canada Limited

Tata Steel Minerals Canada Limited (TSMC) is a joint venture established in October 2010 by Tata Steel Ltd. and New Millennium Iron Corp.(TSX: NML). Tata Steel owns 94% and NML owns 6% stake in the company. TSMC is part of Tata Steel Group of companies which is a Fortune 500 company and is among the top producers of steel in the world. Tata Steel group has over 80,000 employees spread over 5 continents. TSMC is developing iron ore deposits in Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador in Canada. TSMC is currently engaged in two main activities:

DSO Project

TSMC is developing the Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) project which involves mining, crushing, washing, screening and shipping the sinter fines and pellet fines to Tata Steel's European steel making facilities.  

Taconite Project

TSMC is also involved with New Millennium Iron Corp.(TSX: NML) in undertaking a Feasibility Study of the LabMag and KeMag iron ore deposits which form a part of the 150-km long Millennium Iron Range in northern Canada.

Latest News

April 5, 2016: TSMC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious John T. Ryan Trophy for Select Mines in Eastern Canada. The John T. Ryan trophies were established in 1941 by Mine Safety Appliances Canada Limited as a memorial to the founder of the company. The trophies are awarded by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) to the mining operation which achieved the lowest accident frequency per 200,000 hours worked during the previous year in all of Canada.  The award winners are selected by the John T. Ryan Trophies Committee, which includes senior provincial and territorial mines inspectors and mining association representatives. This year’s Eastern award for Select Mines was  presented to TSMC on May 2nd in Vancouver, British Columbia, during CIM’s annual conference.

January 20, 2016: In the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos, an Agreement In Principle (AIP) was executed between Tata Steel Global Mineral Holdings (TSGMH) and the Government of Quebec (GoQ). This undertaking should lead to a decision, before 31 March 2016 with respect to the Government of Quebec’s investment in TSMC.  The parties also agreed to cooperate in creating favorable conditions in the iron ore transit activities from Arnaud Junction to the Multi-User Deep Sea Terminal in Sept-Iles.

August 23, 2015: TSMC achieves trial “Ore on the Ground” production from its wet process facilities.

July 31, 2015:

TSMC DSO Project celebrates “1 Million Person-Hours Without Lost Time Incident”; a remarkable feat for the project, the Company and the mining sector, given the complexity of the work carried out, the close proximity to heavy equipment and the difficult subarctic weather conditions encountered.

April 10, 2015:

TSMC begins mining from Goodwood area deposits located in the Labrador Trough, using heavy haul 180-Ton trucks.  A first for the region!

April 2, 2015: Tata Steel Minerals Canada Limited acquires balance 49% participating interest in Howse Deposit.

March 30, 2015: TSMC hosts Award Ceremony at Timmins Camp for First Nations who successfully completed a 6-week Safe Work Practices and Process Plant Operations Training program in the Schefferville area. The training was delivered by the Sept-Îles Training Centre with the support of TSMC and Emploi-Québec.  

March 3, 2015: TSMC signs 5-year Agreement with the University of Laval in support of Caribou Migration Research in the Quebec-Labrador peninsula.

January 21, 2015: TSMC hosts Award Ceremony at Timmins Camp for First Nations who successfully completed the TSMC sponsored 5-week Heavy Equipment Operator Training program in the Schefferville area through the Centre de formation professionnelle de Forestville.