SAINT JOHN, NB, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is investing in vital infrastructure and contributing to job creation and economic growth in communities across the country.
Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract worth approximately $5.17 million (taxes included) to McNally Construction Inc. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to replace the fender system at the Saint John Ferry Terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick.
This contract was awarded on behalf of Transport Canada, following a fair, open and transparent process. It will contribute to local economic development by sustaining 10 jobs at McNally Construction Inc., both in Saint John and Dartmouth, and bringing work for up to six local subcontractors and consultants.
This project will help ensure the safety of ferry passengers and minimize wear and tear to the vessel and berthing dock by reducing the force of docking vessels against the quay wall.
"Our government is making significant investments to improve vital infrastructure assets across the country. This project will strengthen our ferry system, ensuring that it continues to connect Canadians and support local economies for years to come."
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
"This investment of over $5 million in a new fender system at the Saint John Ferry Terminal will continue to ensure the safe operation of the ferry service between Saint John and Digby. This transportation link helps move over 140 000 passengers every year and is also vital for the effective movement of goods on the East Coast."
Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
- Approximately 140,000 people pass through the Saint John Ferry Terminal yearly. The terminal facilitates travel between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
- This interprovincial ferry service began in 1894 and contributes to regional economies and supports local communities.
- The ferry vessels are owned by Transport Canada and operated by a private company in contribution agreements with the Government of Canada.
- Wharf fenders are a necessary part of wharf infrastructure designed to protect the ferry and the pier area during repeated dockings.
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SOURCE Public Services and Procurement Canada
For further information: Ashley Michnowski, Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, 819-997-5421; Media Relations, Public Services and Procurement Canada, 819-420-5501, [email protected]