Canada’s Shea announces a $1.8 million contract for Tignish Harbor; contract awarded to Gaudette's Transit Mix Ltd.
The Government of Canada has awarded a $1.8 million contract through a public tendering process to Gaudette’s Transit Mix Ltd. for a major harbor infrastructure project that will be carried out over two years at Tignish Harbor, Prince Edward Island, The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for PEI and MP for Egmont, announced.
The work follows key recommendations resulting from a coastal study and structural assessments that examined various technical solutions to address safety and operational needs of harbor users at Tignish and Judes Point.
According to the Canadian government, the work to be carried out will mean safer berthage of vessels following reconstruction of two walls at the Tignish boat pen, prevention of erosion and improvement of water flow and reduction of sediment deposits in the access channel through the installation of shore protection on the northern boundary of the channel and provision of additional berthage as a result of extending the wharf at the southern boat pen.
“I am proud to work with the Harbor Authority of Jude’s Point/Tignish to improve the facilities that enable fishermen to safely and profitably do their work,” Shea said. “Tignish harbor is vital to PEI’s fishing industry. This investment will help improve our local economy and foster job creation, for the hard-working folks of Tignish.”
The project is being funded from Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2014 which provided an additional investment of $40 million over two years for repair, construction and maintenance projects at Canada’s small craft harbors.
New investments in infrastructure were recently announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper under the New Building Canada Plan, which includes an additional $288 million for small craft harbors across Canada over the next two years.