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Wabush Airport to get a boost with new water reservoir and booster station

Wabush Airport to get a boost with new water reservoir and booster station

 

June 10, 2017                     Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador                 Public Services and Procurement Canada

 

The Government of Canada is committed to renewing vital infrastructure that supports the growth and development of communities in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada By investing approximately $4 million to build a new water reservoir and booster station at the Wabush Airport.

On June 1, 2017, Public Services and Procurement Canada on behalf of Transport Canada, awarded a contract worth approximately four million dollars to Cribtec Incorporated to build a new water reservoir and booster station at the Wabush Airport in Newfoundland and Labrador. The contract, which was awarded through an open, fair, and transparent procurement process, will sustain six jobs at Cribtec Incorporated, and will help create local employment opportunities in the Wabush area.

As part of ongoing renovation work to the Wabush Airport, it was identified that the water and sewer system, which was built underneath the parking lot in the 1970’s, needed to be replaced. To ensure that the new water and sewer system meets current standards, a new reservoir and booster station was also needed.

Once complete, the new water reservoir and booster station along with future investments in the airport terminal by the Government of Canada will help ensure the safety of travelers and employees by providing modern and efficient infrastructure.

 

Quotes

 

“The Wabush Airport is a vital part of Newfoundland and Labrador’s transportation network. By investing in it and other infrastructure projects throughout the province and the country, the Government of Canada is creating jobs, generating positive economic impacts, and connecting Canadians. You can expect further announced investments in the Terminal in the near future”- Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador

“This commitment by the Government of Canada will enhance safety and security for users of Wabush Airport, which is one of Transport Canada’s top priorities.  As well, the infrastructure improvements will help facilitate future economic opportunities that may develop for the people of Western Labrador and surrounding communities.”-Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Transport

 

“Our government is committed to renewing vital infrastructure that supports the growth and development of communities in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada. By investing approximately $4 million to build a new water reservoir and booster station at the Wabush Airport, we are strengthening our economy by helping create good middle-class jobs.” – Steven MacKinnon

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement

 

Quick Facts

 

 

  • A contract, valued at $4 million, was awarded to Cribtec Incorporated on June 1, 2017, to build a new water reservoir and booster station at the Wabush Airport in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • According to Cribtec Incorporated, the contract award will sustain six jobs and will help create employment opportunities in the Wabush area where local labour is expected to be hired.
  • Work will begin this summer and is expected to be completed in February 2018.
  • Once complete, the new reservoir and booster station will help ensure the safety of travelers and employees at the airport by providing modern and efficient infrastructure.
  • Questions related to airport operations would be best directed to Transport Canada.
  • Questions related to employment would be best directed to Cribtec Incorporated.
  • The project will take into account operational items such as drainage, snow removal and requirements for parking for large vehicles that are used for fueling and general maintenance of the airport.
  • The Wabush Airport is owned and operated by Transport Canada.
  • Since 2012, the Government of Canada has invested 64 million dollars to improve the Wabush Airport, which is owned and operated by Transport Canada.

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Information

 

Annie Trépanier

Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote

819-997-5421

 

Media Relations

Public Services and Procurement Canada

819-420-5501

media@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

 

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