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Canadian government invests $65M in 15 Northern sealift projects


OTTAWA – Marking the recent fourth anniversary of the Oceans Protection Plan, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, today announced $64.9M in funding towards 15 projects that will improve sealift and re-supply services in the North. 

For Nunavut, the projects include building a new warehouse facility to organize and store cargo containers in Iqaluit, improving sealift areas in nine communities, replacing pipelines for fuel re-supply in 12 communities to increase petroleum transfer, and Installing two 70 tonne mooring bollards, used to anchor vessel, for sealift operations in Kugluktuk

For the Northwest Territories, the projects include replacing a pipeline used to transfer petroleum from barges to Tulita and upgrading the equipment for petroleum storage, and repairing the Norman Wells dock by replacing components, repairing bollards and removing excess gravel on the dock surface.

For Nunavik, the projects include upgrading equipment for petroleum product transfer in 13 communities, installing bollards in three communities to improve the security of vessels during re-supply operations, and upgrading pipelines in three communities.

For Nunatsiavut, the projects include building new structures to promote safe freight storage in three communities. (Photo of Iqaluit by Government of Nunavut)