Minister MacKay announces improvements for CFB Esquimalt

Four contract awards for Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces related infrastructure projects which total $10.9 million were announced last Thursday by Minister MacKay during his visit to CFB Esquimalt.

The four projects including replacing obsolete electrical equipment at Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot Rocky Point, outfitting the Canadian Towed Array Sonar System block, repairs to A-Jetty, and the replacement of transformers at the Canadian Forces Fleet School.

“The Government of Canada is determined to provide modern, efficient and effective infrastructure for our Canadian Forces personnel. I am pleased to show continued progress on these goals, which is in line with our commitment to give our men and women in uniform the support they need so they are fully prepared when the call to action comes,” said Minister MacKay. “These projects also provide the economy with important local jobs,” he said.

Rocky Point’s Ammunition Depot upgrade to their electrical and communications systems includes the installation of a new electrical grid including feeder lines, distribution panels and transformers to magazines and improved lighting. G&E Contracting was awarded the $5.8 million contract.

The Canadian Towed Array Sonar System block is a 1,600 square meter extension to Fleet Maintenance Facility’s Dockyard 250 which houses the new combat/electronic work centre. This work centre will include the units responsible for the maintenance and repair efforts conducted on all electronic ship systems, such as communications, radar and electronic warfare sensor equipment. 

The contract involves outfitting this facility with the electrical, mechanical architectural and industrial shop support features required for the functions that will be found within the building.

Ledcor Construction has been awarded the $2.9 million contract.

A-jetty’s structural repair involves the replacement deteriorated piles, bracing, timbers and other key structural members. RUSKIN Construction won this $1.1 million contract for services.

Canadian Forces Fleet School’s transformer replacement project will include new cables, switchboards and transformers which are reaching the end of their lifespan. EMERY Electrical won the $1.1 million contract. 


Shelley Lipke, Staff Writer


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  1. K Ramsussen says:

    Will you be doing a story on all the holes being dug in dockyard? Which buildings are coming down, what is going up, when the road is going to be out of service sort of thing?

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