WCMRC hosting open house in Nanaimo for new spill response base

WCMRC is planning to construct a new on-water spill response base in Nanaimo. The base is part of a larger expansion plan to meet enhanced response requirements associated with the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. This larger expansion will double WCMRC’s capacity to respond to spills and cut mandated response times in half in South Coast waters.

As a part of the larger expansion, a number of new bases will be constructed, the majority of which will be located on Vancouver Island. The Nanaimo response base will serve as the hub for spill response operations on the island. It will provide initial rapid response for eastern Vancouver Island and will have the capacity to deliver equipment for a 20,000 tonne spill within 36 hours of activation.

The Nanaimo base will include a new building that will serve as an office/warehouse and new docks to moor 15 vessels. The base is expected to employ approximately 35 people.

We invite you to learn more about the new Nanaimo response base at our upcoming open house and job information session. WCMRC representatives will be on hand to discuss our plans and gather feedback. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
  • Time: Drop in anytime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Location: Best Western Dorchester Hotel, 70 Church Street, Nanaimo

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