Gestion des travaux de Sidbec

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 806, 1979

LOUIS TELLIER, Directeur general de I'exploitation, Sidbec-Normines Inc., TERENCE E. DANCY, Vice-president senior, Etudes techniques et Developpement, Sidbec-Dosco

SIDBEC commenced detailed planning of major capital expenditures to install integrated steelmaking facilities in 1969. Today, less than 10 years later, SIDBEC and its subsidiaries have completed major mining, concentrating, pelletizing, direct reduction - electric furnace steelmaking and continuous casting plants. The total cost of these projects was almost 1 billion dollars. The philosophy behind the project planning and the evolution of management control are explained. These extensive projects were undertaken during a period of exceptional inflation and a disturbed labour climate, but were nevertheless completed with only modest overruns, with good control of timetables and with exceptionally good start-up performance.Project planning, relations with consulting engineers, introduction of new technology, purchasing and field management and cost control are discussed.