Geneviève Guilbault, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Minister responsible for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and deputy for Chicoutimi, and the deputy for Dubuc, Mr. François Tremblay, announces an investment of $20 million to improve infrastructure at the Port of Saguenay.
The Marcel-Dionne Quay project consists of the addition of a berth with a multi-user section capable of accommodating different types of vessels as well as a new space with high capacity that will follow the existing profile of the bank and will be designed specifically for load handling heavy or oversized. This expansion responds to a need expressed by the Saguenay Port Authority and will contribute to its positioning as a major player in bulk transportation in Quebec.
A secondary section will house ships carrying rolling stock. Eventually, the dock will allow, among other things, the loading and unloading of parts or equipment.
This new investment is in addition to the $33 million announced by Prime Minister François Legault in 2021 for the construction of a mechanized multi-user bulk transport system (conveyor) powered by electricity. This project connects the marine facilities of the Marcel-Dionne wharf to the industrial spaces as well as the storage and rail yard areas located in the industrial-port area of Saguenay.
(Photo of the Port of Saguenay)