The Department of National Defence has awarded a $46.9 million contract to Cegerco Inc. from Chicoutimi, Quebec, for the construction work of two buildings at 3 Wing Bagotville, as well as the deconstruction of the old buildings. Work should begin in Spring 2017.
The buildings are for the base’s transport and electrical and mechanical engineering section, responsible for the servicing and maintenance of heavy snow removal vehicles and for the maintenance of runways, radars, and lights, and ensure that the equipment is ready at all times.
These buildings will be built in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver certification.
Deconstruction, rather than demolition, of obsolete buildings will limit the amount of waste by recycling certain materials.
3 Wing Bagotville houses 28 CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft and three CH-146 Griffon helicopters, as well as 47 heavy vehicles for the maintenance of airfield pavement and aircraft refueling.