New Facility to House Light Armoured Vehicles III at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa

Backgrounder / October 8, 2012 / Project number: BG–12.054

Building new defence infrastructure is in line with the Canada First Defence Strategy, which sets a detailed road map for the modernization of the Canadian Forces.  New infrastructure is designed to support a first-class, modern military that is ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century.

Light Armoured Vehicle III Facility

This new 9840m2 facility will house the upgraded Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) III stationed at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa.  The new infrastructure will be used as a crew work area to support day to day training and driver maintenance.  The facility is divided into three modules to accommodate various units, each module can house up to 32 vehicles each.  The facility has been designed using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver feature to include rainwater harvesting, solar air heating, storm water management, landscaping to eliminate irrigation, low flow fixtures, lighting and temperature controls.

In October 2010, the Government of Canada awarded a $15.1 million contract to Frecon Construction Limited of Pembroke, Ontario, for the construction of this new facility. This facility is required as the newly upgraded LAV IIIs must have indoor accommodation for long term storage, as well as ongoing maintenance and training.

Overall project value: approximately $21.8 million.
Job opportunities generated during the project construction: 102

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