City land sale finalized

THE CITY has confirmed the sale of just over 10 acres of land in its Skeena Industrial Development Park to Global Dewatering Ltd.

Global, which specializes in the removal of groundwater from industrial locations, paid $250,000 for the land which is uncleared and on the north side of the access road leading into the park area from Hwy37 just south of the Northwest Regional Airport.

It’s the first successful sale of land within the park area by the city.

Global and the city have yet to work out any agreements for servicing the location but company president Bob Cartwright says some services aren’t needed right away:

“We want to establish a home base for us, for all our equipment and dewatering stuff—pumps and related piping and all those things. In the short term out goal is to establish a storage yard and in the longer term set up a shop within the next three to four years, establish a facility for the company there.”

Cartwright added that Global would drill for water at the location.

“When we do put up a shop facility we will need sewer and water and all that, but we would probably have to do an on site septic and probably drill a well,” he said.

Global is currently focusing on one project, Rio Tinto Alcan’s Kitimat smelter reconstruction project, and Cartwright said the industrial park location is a great base from which to undertake other work in the region.

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