Wabush Airport to Get Boost with New Water Reservoir and Booster Station

News Release

For immediate release

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.

On June 1, 2017, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of Transport Canada, awarded a contract worth approximately $4 million 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 on the Wabush Airport, it was identified that the water and sewer system, which was built underneath the parking lot in the 1970s, 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 by the Government of Canada, will help ensure the safety of travellers 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.”

Yvonne Jones
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Member of Parliament for Labrador

“This commitment by the Government of Canada will enhance safety and security for users of the 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.”

The 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

  • 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.

  • Construction work on the new water reservoir and booster station will begin this summer and is expected to be completed in February 2018.

  • The Wabush Airport is owned and operated by Transport Canada.

  • Since 2012, the Government of Canada has invested $64 million to improve the Wabush Airport.

Contacts

Annie Trépanier
Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote
819-997-5421

Media Relations
Public Services and Procurement Canada
819-420-5501
media@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

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