Tendering process begins for naval facility in Canada’s Arctic
The Canadian government is looking for a company to build the proposed Nanisivik naval facility.
The government has issued a “Request for Qualifications” — the first step in the tendering process.
It’s looking for a company with experience building in the Arctic.
The document estimates the cost of the construction to be $56 million. It’s not clear whether that will cover all the work.
The federal government has already budgeted more than $100 million for the facility.
The project has been fraught with setbacks since it was first announced in 2007.
The original plans for a large Arctic naval facility were quietly scaled back last year, and the project’s environmental screening hit a snag this spring, when Nunavut regulators sent the plans back to the Department of National Defence for more work.
Federal minister sends Arctic naval facility plans back to DND, CBC News