Marine Atlantic Awards Contract for Construction of New Administration Building in Port aux Basques

St. John’s, NL – Following months of planning, design, and siteworks activities, Marine Atlantic is pleased to announce that Olympic Construction based out of St. John’s, NL, has been selected to construct the Corporation’s new administration building to be located at 175 Hardy’s Arterial Road in the Town of Port aux Basques. Olympic Construction and its teams will mobilize to the site this week.

This multi-year project is designed to address space and infrastructure challenges and consolidate administrative functions currently located at several buildings in the town. Once completed during the summer of 2024, the new building will play an important role in the Corporation’s vision for a safe, healthy, and skilled workforce. The Corporation’s goal is to construct a facility that is a Leader in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) and when completed meets LEED certification requirements. To accomplish this there will be modern amenities and new environmental technologies, including electric vehicle charging stations. The structural design will include tilt panel construction to make the building sturdier and use more weather-resistant materials requiring less maintenance.


“The Town of Port aux Basques has faced significant challenges recently and we welcome today’s announcement. This marks a significant milestone for the project and investment into our Port aux Basques office infrastructure. This will further strengthen our commitment and presence in the community, and offer enhanced service to our stakeholders and employees. I look forward to the building’s opening in the summer of 2024.”

Gary O’Brien
Chair, Board of Directors, Marine Atlantic

“This is an exciting project for the Marine Atlantic team, one that will strengthen our service by offering a modern, accessible, inclusive, and environmentally friendly facility in the heart of Port aux Basques. The hard work and dedication of our employees during the planning, design, and consultation phases of this project has allowed us to reach this milestone.”

Murray Hupman
President and CEO, Marine Atlantic

Media Contact:

Darrell Mercer
Corporate Communications
(709) 772-0073 or (709) 727-2405
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