Government of Canada awards major contract for infrastructure upgrades at Canadian Coast Guard College
“Canadians can be confident that the Canadian Coast Guard College ensures the men and women of the Coast Guard are well prepared for their important work in keeping our waters and coasts safe. This investment is a tangible example of how our government is taking action on climate change, creating good jobs for the middle class, and growing the economy. Once completed, this project will reduce the College’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 20%, and save the College 25% in annual operating costs.”
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
“Public Services and Procurement Canada is proud to play a key role in providing the Canadian Coast Guard with modern, efficient and safe facilities to train its members. By investing in green technology at the Canadian Coast Guard College, our government is reducing its carbon footprint, while reducing operating costs.”
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility
“This project will create good employment opportunities for the tradespeople and others in our communities, and will provide meaningful opportunities for local Indigenous Peoples. Through this investment, we continue to grow the economy in Nova Scotia while ensuring that the Canadian Coast Guard College remains a modern facility for many years to come.”
The Honourable Mark Eyking
Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria
The Canadian Coast Guard College was built in its current location in 1981. The buildings’ original systems have reached the end of their useful lives and must be replaced.
As part of the project to upgrade the mechanical systems, two other construction contracts were awarded following a competitive tendering process in August 2018 to Joneljim Concrete Construction (1994) Limited for the installation of the seawater pumping system and related infrastructure ($1.6 million, HST included), and for the upgrades to the mechanical systems at the Louis S. St-Laurent Building ($2 million, HST included).
The Canadian Coast Guard College campus sits on 44.5 hectares (110 acres) and has over 36,000 square metres of mixed space, including an academic complex, simulator areas, residential wings, a waterfront training complex and a marine engineering training complex.
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