2014

May 18, 2015

Creation of the entity: la Société Internationale Métallique (Canada) Ltée.

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2015

May 19, 2015

Submission of the project notice to the Ministre du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec

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2016

May 19, 2015

Intensive work conducted on the preliminary feasibility and environmental studies of the Bécancour project, and the project’s financial model

Choice of the appropriate HBI technology, after thorough comparative review of the two primary technologies in use internationally

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2017

April 20, 2017

Hiring of Quebec-based contractor and team members

Finalization of technical and environmental studies

Consultations and dialogue with stakeholders

Analysis of the Environmental Impact Assessment by the MDDELCC

Preparation of plans and preliminary specifications

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2018

January 1, 2018

Preparation of Detailed Feasibility Study

Completion of Environmental Permitting

Financial Close

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2019

January 1, 2019

Begin construction

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2021

January 1, 2021

Begin operations

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