The Kiggavik Project is AREVA’s planned uranium mining and milling operation in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut (about 80 km west of the community of Baker Lake). Uranium from this project will fuel power plants to help meet the world’s energy needs without producing a lot of greenhouse gases.
- Kiggavik: three open-pit mines, one processing mill, one modern and comfortable accommodation complex. The mined-out open pits will become the tailings-
- Sissons: one open-pit mine, one underground mine.
- Baker Lake: dock site to supply the Kiggavik Project.
Decommissioning (restoring the mine site once mining has stopped)
Post-decommission Site Assessments
Project operation will create up to 600 jobs
This project will support a more balanced economy in Nunavut. The Kiggavik Project will add more than $1 billion to the local Nunavut and national economies through royalties (money paid by AREVA to retrieve the uranium) and taxes.