Construction will begin this summer on the Cestar Dock, the last big and most important piece in Sarnia-Lambton’s Oversize Load Corridor.
Council recently accepted the winning tender bid of $6 million from Bronte Construction.
When complete, the dock will allow large industrial components to be rolled-on and rolled-off specially equipped cargo ships at Sarnia Harbour, linking local manufacturers to world markets.
Sheet steel piles will be driven into the seabed and backfilled to create a 4,800-square-metre dock extending out into the North Slip.
City staff said the contract is within the overall Corridor project budget of $16.9 million.
“The dock construction does contain some risk, but the contract includes contingency to deal with any minor unknowns,” a staff report states.
Cestar College provided $4 million for the dock, which is expected to be largely complete early in 2023.