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Feds award $53.6M contract to upgrade mechanical systems at coast guard college


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February 27, 2019

A rendering of the heating and cooling plant. (PHOTO Public Services and Procurement Canada)

The Canadian Coast Guard College is about to undergo a major facelift.

Ottawa awarded a $53.6 million contract to Sydney, NS-based Joneljim Concrete Construction (1994) Limited to replace the school’s mechanical and sprinkler systems.

The work includes the installation of heat pump technology that will use ocean water from Sydney Harbour to provide heating and cooling to the campus. Dry sprinkler systems in the residence complex and boathouse will also be replaced.

This multi-year project is slated to wrap up in 2023.

As part of the project to upgrade the mechanical systems, two other construction contracts were awarded in August 2018 to Joneljim Concrete Construction.

The contract to install the seawater pumping system and related infrastructure totals $1.6 million, and the contract to upgrade the mechanical systems at the Louis S. St-Laurent Building totals $2 million.

The college, built in 1981, sits on 44.5 hectares and has more than 36,000 square metres of mixed space, including an academic complex, simulator areas, residential wings, a waterfront training complex and a marine engineering complex. www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/College-and-Careers/college

Watch an animation of the upgrades:


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