Three Mega Projects in Clarington
Three of Canada’s top 100 largest infrastructure projects are located in Clarington. Totalling over $14 Billion dollars in investment, these projects will be creating thousands of jobs spanning over a decade and beyond.
Part of the Port Hope Area Initiative, the $270 Million Federal Project in Port Granby is an environmental remediation project that has been underway since the spring. The site is being prepared for the relocation of the low level radio active waste to an engineered above-ground mound. Several local companies have been awarded contracts to provide supplies and services to the project. Prime Contractor AMEC-CB&I Joint Venture has already awarded over $35 million in subcontracts. Many Clarington businesses are providing products and services such as Durham Fuels, Safe & Sound Manufacturing, and St Marys Cement who are providing over 165,000 tonnes of high quality clay to line the cells of the mound.
The 407 East Extension project is progressing quickly. By late 2019 Highway 407 to Highway 35/115 and Highway 418 (link to Hwy 401) will be open to traffic. To date, Blackbird Constructors 407 General Partnership has awarded nearly $250,000 in subcontracts to Clarington businesses – Langley Utilities, Clarington Promotions and ML Excavating & Construction to name a few. As the need for materials and supplies grow for the project, Blackbird continues to make efforts to source locally.
Ontario Power Generation Darlington Nuclear Generating Station is ready to commence refurbishment on Unit 2 reactor on October 15, 2016 (breaker open). Key project activities are being initiated in preparation for and after breaker opening. There will be an average of 8,800 jobs that will be created over the life of the project. The number of employees based out of offices in Clarington serving the Project has grown from two to more than 135 employees in four years. On-site, there is a workforce of over 2,600 – generated through Project contractors and subcontractors outside of Clarington.