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Uqsuq Wins Iqaluit Management Contract

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Uqsuq Corporation, a JV formed between Nunavut Petroleum Corporation and ATCO Frontec, has been awarded a 10-year $600m contract to manage and operate Iqaluit’s 79-million-litre bulk fuel storage facility, pipeline distribution system and municipal fuel delivery system. The contract for managing this critical energy infrastructure also has a five-year option period.

The contract was awarded by the Petroleum Products Division of the Government of Nunavut and provides the complete end-to-end management of bulk fuel for Iqaluit, including purchase, receipt and management of annual bulk fuel deliveries; airport refueling operations; infrastructure maintenance; quality assurance; and environmental response.

There is a short window to transport fuel and goods to remote northern Canada when only accessible by plane or boat. Uqsuq, formed in 1996, has been a critical partner to the Government of Nunavut, and has been providing the fuel services to the city for the past 25 years. The new fuel contract was re-awarded under a competitive bid process.

“Uqsuq is an example of how we promote sustainable economic growth and build capacity for Inuit communities through trusted partnerships,” said Harry Flaherty, president of Uqsuq and Qikiqtaaluk Corporations. “We look forward to continuing to provide this essential service over the next 10 years, fueling the economy with employment and business opportunities.”

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