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INFORMATION SESSIONS ON OPPORTUNITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THREE LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS

SYDNEY (NS) – November 15, 2012 – Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC) has commissioned a comprehensive three-phase study of the opportunities for the Cape Breton-Mulgrave area inherent in three major projects - the National Shipbuilding Program, Muskrat Falls-Maritime Link and the Donkin Coal Project.

ECBC, along with the Cape Breton Partnership and the Sydney and Strait Area Chambers of Commerce will host two information sessions to brief business owners, operators and entrepreneurs on the study‘s findings thus far in an effort to optimize the economic impact of these three projects. The sessions will take place at the Holiday Inn in Sydney on Tuesday, November 20 and in Port Hawkesbury at the Maritime Inn on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“Collectively these three projects have the potential to greatly enhance the local economy and that’s why our Government is proactively taking steps to help companies capitalize on the opportunities they present,” said the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie). “Engaging Cape Breton-Mulgrave businesses in the final two phases of the study will be key to the development of workable strategies to better position local businesses to compete for work on the projects and create jobs, economic growth and long term prosperity in the region.”

Companies wishing to register for one of these briefing sessions may visit www.fluidsurveys.com/s/ECBC-ProjectsBriefings or contact Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation at 1-800-705-3926 on or before November 19, 2012.

The ECBC-led research project will produce a breakdown of each of the projects in respect of objectives, timelines, components, known budgets, likely service, product and skills requirements and target opportunities. The study will also examine the state of preparedness of Cape Breton-Mulgrave area companies to capitalize on the opportunities within the three large-scale projects.  Finally, to the extent that Cape Breton-Mulgrave area businesses may lack the capability to effectively compete for new business, the study will make recommendations on how best to strengthen their individual and collective position.

The National Shipbuilding Program is a strategic initiative of the Government of Canada that includes a $25 billion contract awarded to Irving Shipyards Limited.  Churchill Falls and the Maritime Link project are essentially two projects – one to create the necessary infrastructure to harness hydropower, and the other to create a distribution system to supply energy to various markets through connectivity to Atlantic Canada’s electricity grid. The Donkin Coal Project entails a high volume submarine coal mine, an associated coal preparation facility and transportation infrastructure.

Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is a federal Crown corporation offering programs in support of commercial development, community development, environmental stewardship and real property development on Cape Breton Island and in the Mulgrave area.

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D.A. Landry
ECBC Communications
902 564 3617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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