July 20, 2020 — The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) and its partner, Canadian Maritime Engineering (CME), along with the other members of a collaborative community project committee are actively seeking funding for a new floating dry dock marine infrastructure facility to be located in Port Alberni, BC. The Community Project Committee is composed of members representing all major area stakeholders, including local First Nations, City of Port Alberni and Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot.
With the funding support of the project partners, the City of Port Alberni and the Province of BC, a business case study was completed in December 2018 by WSP. That study concluded that there is an immediate and growing market need for the services and capacity that would be provided by a new floating dry dock on coastal BC and Port
In order to further build the case towards a favourable government funding contribution to the construction of the floating drydock the Project Committee seeks to demonstrate the economic impact and benefits that would be achieved by investing in this infrastructure in Port Alberni.