Canada invests $1.7 million in oil spill response equipment

by 1, Oct, 2020Innovation

Following an open competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a $1.7 million contract to Ontario-based Can-Ross Environmental Services, for the acquisition of 10,000 feet of environmental response equipment known as Tidal Seal Boom.

As explained, Tidal Seal Boom acts as a barrier to protect coastal areas from spills and helps to contain pollution during active shoreline cleanup operations. The boom protects the shore by automatically adjusting to changing water levels, such as high and low tides, helping to ensure pollution doesn’t reach the shoreline while cleanup crews are at work.

The Tidal Boom will ensure the Coast Guard can continue to respond quickly and efficiently in the event of an environmental emergency. These investments will help strengthen the Coast Guard and ensure it remains a world-leader in ocean protection and marine environmental response,

…said Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

The $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways, in close collaboration with Indigenous peoples, local stakeholders and coastal communities.

This new equipment for the Canadian Coast Guard is a positive step in our commitment to environmental stewardship,

…added the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport.

October 2020