July 18, 2012
Canadian Forces Base Suffield, Alberta gets infrastructure funding from Canada and U.K.
CFB SUFFIELD, ALTA.
Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield in Southeastern Alberta will receive $17.3 million in infrastructure upgrades, funded by the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom, national minister of defence Peter MacKay recently announced.
The new range control building is a multi-purpose facility that will house offices and administration areas, accommodations for the duty staff, and garages for equipment and vehicle storage. It will be 1,625 square metres and the overall project value is approximately $7.4 million.
The new 2,174-square-metre fire hall building will replace the current facility, which can no longer accommodate the needs of the fire department. The new building will include a vehicle garage, workshop, storage area, accommodations, as well as administrative and training spaces. The overall project value is approximately $8.8 million.
The two construction projects are scheduled to be complete this August and September, respectively. After fit-up of both buildings is complete, occupancy is scheduled for this fall. The construction contracts for both projects were awarded to Wahl Construction of Medicine Hat, Alta., through two separate open, fair, and transparent tender processes.
CFB Suffield spans over 2,690 square kilometres and houses both British Army Training Unit Suffield and Defence Research Development Canada – Suffield. It is one of the largest live-fire training areas in the western world.
MacKay also announced over $1.1 million for a total of seven contracts to Alberta and Saskatchewan companies for various improvements to base infrastructure.
Oland Construction 2000 Ltd. of Medicine Hat, Alta. has been contracted to replace window siding and doors and to replace the incinerator. Contempora Construction Inc., also of Medicine Hat, will install telecommunications infrastructure to new range control. Quick Way Electrical Ltd. from Medicine Hat will replace an uninterruptible power system unit in a building. Amron Construction of Redcliff, Alta. will replace garden sheds. Starks Plumbing and Heating Ltd. from Medicine Hat will conduct annual furnace, hot water tank and gas range inspection. Fencing Around Distributors Ltd. of Yorkton, Sask. will upgrade the fencing.
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