Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Regional Minister for PEI, recently marked the beginning of construction on the new home of the Canadian Coast Guard’s operations on Prince Edward Island.
The centre will house 24 Coast Guard employees and provide space for maintenance to buoys and other aids to navigation; carpentry; repairs to electronic equipment and storage for emergency response equipment. There will also be office space and training facilities at the centre.
In February, Minister Shea announced that a 15-year lease with an expected value of $4.5 million had been awarded to a Charlottetown company to construct a new Integrated Service Centre for the Canadian Coast Guard. With renewal options and a building fit-up component, the expected value of the lease could be as high $11.7 million.
The contract for an Integrated Service Centre for the Coast Guard was awarded to A.P.M. Landmark Inc. following a public tendering process advertised in October, 2014.