Expression of Interest: Port Weller Dry Dock & Marine Facility

September 16, 2013

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is seeking non-binding Expressions of Interest (EOI) to enter into a long term lease for the operation of the Port Weller dry docks and berthing wall facilities.  The facilities are located on the St. Lawrence Seaway south of Lock 1 on the Welland Canal in Niagara, Ontario. They include two operational dry docks (one deep and one shallow) with direct canal access and a berthing wall for above waterline ship repairs. An office building and multiple other buildings over 16.76 acres of land support the dry docks and are a complement to the facilities.

Interested experienced dry dock operators must offer commercial ship repair services to both the local marine community, and to the national and international users of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The lands and buildings may also be concurrently utilized for a number of other profitable purposes.  Following a review of all EOIs by the evaluation committee, the SLSMC will invite submissions by way of Request for Proposal (RFP), which proposals shall be binding upon the participating applicants in accordance with the terms of the RFP.

It is anticipated that there will be considerable interest in this unique marine facility strategically located on the St. Lawrence Seaway.  Interested parties are encouraged to utilize the EOI process to explain and highlight to the SLSMC their capabilities and expertise by submitting an EOI questionnaire. Written requests for EOI questionnaires should be submitted to portwellereoi@nullseaway.ca.

Expression of Interest submissions are to be received by October 4, 2013.