Sustaining Nunavut's Economy
Mary River Project
Through the logistical coordination and management capacity of its subsidiary, Qikiqtaaluk Logistics, QC has become a leader in Nunavut for the development of major infrastructure projects; since 2007, QL has hired over 400 employees for the Mary River project, becoming one of the most important private employers in Nunavut. 80% of the employees were Inuit who have been recruited from various communities of the Qikiqtani region.
The employment positions included heavy equipment operators, heavy equipment mechanics, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, general labours, polar bear monitors, janitors, nurses, medics, cooks, cook helpers, assistant coordinators, coordinators, and supervisors.
In 2007-2008, our road crew assisited in the construction of the air strip, the fuel farm, camp installations and sea lift activities. They installed bridges and culverts over rivers on a 100km road that links Milne Inlet to Mary River. Our crew ensured the road was well maintained and functional, clearing snow throughout the winter.
Our catering crew have been providing catering services non-stop, year round, for the last three years for the Mary River Project, being fully responsible for organizing and managing several sites at the same time. In summer, the QL catering team prepared up to 30,000 meals per month.
The Qikiqtani General Hospital
Public-Private Partnership P3
QC through its subsidiary 3379442 Canada Inc. as the developer for the $62M QGH project, QC has successfully secured:
- 3P project management development
- Leasing proposal over 20 years
- Resource mobilization and administration
- Risk management
- Quality control
- Timely and efficient cooperation with the Government of Nunavut’s Health and Social Services
Remediation of Cape Christian and FOX-C (Ekalugad Fiord), former military sites
Leading these projects with cumulated budgets of over $35M, QC has carried out the approved environmental remediation plans:
- Removal of surface debris
- Excavation of contaminated soils
- Removal of asbestos and demolition of the buildings on site
- Remediation of large frozen waste dump
- Construction of a non-hazardous waste landfill
- Hazardous waste management
Floating Wharves at Milne Inlet and Pangnirtung
QC and Ocean Group, a company specialized in harbour design and construction,shipbuilding yard, tug boat and barge services, formed Tulaktarvik, an Inuit company providing specialized marine services to the communities in the Qikiqtani region.
In 2008, Ocean Group built and installed a 300-foot long by 25-foot wide steel floating wharf at Milne Inlet, for the Mary River Project. The structure, stable yet temporary, allows for operations 24 hours a day and was installed in 5 days by 8 workers.
In 2009, Ocean Group also built a floating wharf for the fishing community of Pangnirtung.
The floating wharf concept that was used in Milne Inlet and Pangnirtung could be adapted to other areas in Nunavut and,under certain conditions, would allow ships to be unloaded directly at the dock. This process would render transhipment activities in the North more efficient and compensate for the lack of infrastructure.
Qikiqtaaluk Properties Inc. (QPI), another subsidiary of QC is currently in construction on a new $ 9 M, 34,500 sq. ft. commercial building in Iqaluit at the Inuksugait Complex. This building will be the new home of CanNor and the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board. Occupancy is expected in the fall of 2011.
...and the list of achievements goes on.