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Marine offshore base project near St. Anthony registered for environmental assessment

Crémaillère Harbour is located approximately four kilometres south of St. Anthony. - Google Maps
Crémaillère Harbour is located approximately four kilometres south of St. Anthony. - Google Maps

 

ST. ANTHONY, NL – Great Northern Port Inc.’s proposal to develop a full service marine offshore base at Crémaillère Harbour has been registered for environmental assessment.

According to a bulletin from the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment Thursday, the proponent says it is looking to meet onshore and offshore logistics requirements as well as military and Coast Guard needs.

Crémaillère Harbour is located approximately 4.1 kilometres south of St. Anthony.

The project would see the creation of an industrial subdivision and deep water marine port that includes the construction of roads, warehousing, fabrication and laydown areas, a diesel and base oil fuel tank farm, a liquid mud plant, docks, ramps and onshore quays, and a graving dock for refit and repair of large vessels.

Construction is scheduled to occur in three phases beginning in 2020 with expected completion by 2030.

The project was registered on Tuesday with a deadline for public comments set for Dec. 23. Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce’s decision is due by Dec. 29.

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