Supply and Services / Public Safety

$2.75 million in structural steel contracts awarded for Dalhousie and Southeast correctional centres (10/01/15)

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Jan. 15, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Tenders have been awarded for structural steel work at the new Dalhousie and Southeast correctional centres, Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty announced today.

The Southeast Correctional Centre contract has been awarded to B.D. Stevens Ltd. for $2,141,239 and the Dalhousie Correctional Centre contract has been awarded to Design Built Mechanical Inc. for $615,000.

"These two projects are part of the provincial government's $1.6-billion commitment to New Brunswick's strategic infrastructure," said Doherty. "The government is not only building facilities needed to deliver essential services; these projects are also stimulating the economy and generating employment opportunities."

The two facilities represent an investment of more than $56 million by government, and are expected to create 500 jobs during construction and 80 new jobs once operational.

"This is a major step in the construction of two new correctional centres," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John Foran. "I am pleased to see these projects on schedule, and look forward to continued progress on these important facilities."

The Southeast Correctional Centre will cover 9,066 sq. metres (97,590 sq. feet) and include three, 30-cell units. The Dalhousie Centre will cover 3,857 sq. metres (41,519 sq. feet) and include five, 10-cell units. Both centres will have areas for admitting and discharge, medical services, program rooms, secure visitation, food services and administration and staff.

As part of the government's Green Buildings Program, both correctional centres have been designed to achieve a silver rating under the principles of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a rating system that measures the performance of green buildings in Canada.

Completion of both centres is scheduled for spring 2011.


MEDIA CONTACTS: Chrystiane Mallaley, communications, Department of Supply and Services, 506-457-7903; Meghan Cumby, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-444-5267.