Infrastructure Investment at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa

Backgrounder / June 28, 2012 / Project number: BG–12.027

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, together with Mrs. Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, announced the following commitments to infrastructure at CFB Petawawa:

Joint Personnel Support Unit Eastern Ontario Regional Element building

The Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) Eastern Ontario Regional Element building in Petawawa is 443.46 m², and will house the nine JPSU Eastern Ontario Region Element staff. As the regional element for all the Integrated Personnel Support Centres for Eastern Ontario Region, this new building will be a central location to help coordinate and deliver necessary support for ill and injured Canadian Forces personnel, former personnel, their families and the families of the deceased in Petawawa, Ottawa, Trenton, Kingston, and Petawawa-Satellite North Bay. The overall cost of this project is approximately $2.6 million.

Equipment Fielding Coordination Centre

The Equipment Fielding Coordination Centre (EFCC) is a 1222 m² building with an additional 3798 m² of parking space. The EFCC provides 2 Area Support Unit Petawawa with much needed infrastructure that includes office, maintenance, storage, training, and parking space. The overall cost of this project is approximately $3.5 million.

Training Accommodations

  • The first of the training accommodation facilities will provide 97 rooms of additional accommodations for CFB Petawawa to alleviate accommodation shortages at the base. This project will cost approximately $16.4 million with completion in September 2012.
  • The second training accommodations facility will provide 99 additional accommodation rooms to support personnel who will be training at CFB Petawawa as part of the Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter program. This project will cost approximately $22.4 million with completion in fall 2013.

Various contract awards to improve base infrastructure

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to infrastructure at CFB Petawawa, the following contracts, awarded in open, fair and transparent processes, were announced. 

Together, these 19 contracts represent an investment totaling over $4 million in the economy of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

Project Value (CAN$) Company Location
Pave gravel parking lot 187 650 Greenwood Paving Ltd. Pembroke
Reshingle various roofs 130 343 Irvcon Limited Pembroke
Replace roof 1.127M J.G. Fitzerald & Sons Ltd. Pembroke
Upgrade street lights 34 486 Frank’s Electric Pembroke
Repair roof damage 64 277 Irvcon Limited Pembroke
Supply and install back-up generator 107 000 Panke Electric Ltd. Petawawa
Interior renovations in residential building 297 500 525894 Ontario Limited Trenton
Rebuild lift station 179 998 Harrington Plumbing and Heating Limited Pembroke
Upgrade drainage at 427 Squadron compound 45 365 H&H Construction Inc. Petawawa
Replace existing energy management control systems in various buildings 136 100 Johnson Controls L.P. Ottawa
Construct cold storage building 192 000 Frecon Construction (Russell) Russell
Interior renovations of training facility 359 000 Frecon Construction Limited Pembroke
Upgrade to outdoor running track 228 000 COCO Paving Inc. Ottawa
Repair mock jump tower 204 750 Wade General Contracting Ltd. Petawawa
Reshingle various roofs 108 900 4083261 Canada Inc (The FIA Group) Gatineau, QC
Storm Base Repair Outfall 2 141 629 H&H Construction Inc. Petawawa
Installation of waste petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tank 29 930 Modern Niagara HVAC Services Inc. Ottawa
Replace shingles 31 880 4083261 Canada Inc (The FIA Group) Gatineau, QC
Replace three flat roofs 461 440 J.G. Fitzerald & Sons Ltd. Pembroke


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