Port of Argentia Marquee Newsletter Q4 2023
Province Announces Contribution to Cooper Cove Expansion Project
The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, recently announced $15.1M to support the Port of Argentia Cooper Cove Marine Terminal Expansion Project through the Innovation and Business Development Fund (IBDF). The $60 million, multi-year program, being administered by the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology, was established in 2018 to grow and diversify the Province’s oil and gas supply and service capabilities. In response to the growing renewable energy sector, the program guidelines have been updated to include supporting initiatives in renewable energy.
Port of Argentia will carry out a multi-year project to develop a multi-purpose, marine support and service base in the area of Cooper Cove in Argentia Harbour. It will be specifically designed to support the Province’s growing offshore industry as well as innovative renewable energy projects.
Federal Minister Hutchings Visits Argentia For Site Tour
Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, visited Argentia recently for an update on Port activities and a site tour of the marine terminal and monopile marshalling yard.
Minister Hutchings offered her compliments on the diverse operations at Argentia including the Port ventures into the renewable energy sector and its ongoing support to key industry sectors, such as oil and gas, mining, marine transportation, and aquaculture.
The visit confirmed the Federal Government focus on Argentia and highlighted its interest in the major dock expansion planned at Cooper Cove.
Minister Hutchings’ Port tour follows earlier visits this year by several of her federal counterparts, including Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan, and then Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra.
Hamburg Delegation Visits Argentia Renewables Project
Senator Dr. Melanie Leonhard, Minister of Economy and Innovation for the City of Hamburg, Germany, led a 22-person delegation of government, hydrogen company officials and service providers in the energy industry, for a site tour and visit at the Port of Argentia to get a first-hand understanding about the proposed Argentia Renewables Project.
The project, a partnership between Port of Argentia and Pattern Energy, will export green fuels to European markets. Phase 1 will feature the development of a 300-megawatt wind energy to hydrogen production facility on Port lands.
The delegation was hosted by local government officials, representatives from Pattern Energy, Growler Energy and the Port of Argentia.
The mission’s purpose is to strengthen ties between the Province and City of Hamburg, with respect to hydrogen production and the export of hydrogen to Germany and to identify potential common ground for future collaboration in wind energy.
Port of Argentia Community Supports
Port of Argentia Donates $10,000 to Equip Chemotherapy Treatment Room
Port of Argentia strives to support local community organizations through various financial contributions, but none are more important than providing the financial resources to improve health care. The Port recently donated $10,000 to the Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation for the purchase of specialized equipment to upgrade the Chemotherapy Treatment Room at Placentia Health Centre. The equipment and furnishings include a chemo treatment chair, a blanket warmer unit, along with many other upgrades.
Port of Argentia and Partners Donate $15,000 to Placentia Area Food Bank
In the true spirit of the season, Port of Argentia, Boskalis, Pattern Energy, and Mammoet, teamed up to donate $15,000 to the Placentia Area Food Bank to offset the cost of Christmas food hampers and to help restock the shelves at the local distribution center.
With an increased demand for food supply in our local area, Port of Argentia and its partners stepped up in a big way to support the annual Christmas hamper drive and beyond.
This generous donation will provide comfort to many local residents. The food bank distributes upwards of 400 food hampers to clients spread over 30 communities from Ship Hr. to Branch.