PIER 17 WEST PROJECT: THE RIGHT PLAN. THE RIGHT TIME. As offshore activity increases, it’s important we have the infrastructure in place to support this growing industry. The Port of St. John’s has an important and far-reaching regional economic role and responsibility to provide leading, efficient port services and facilities. After extensive consultation with industry and port users, the design for the Pier 17 West project finger pier and supporting landside improvements was developed to increase berthing capacity, add enhancements not currently available, and create efficiencies between the new pier and existing port facilities. This will allow us to better serve the needs of our offshore supply and service customers, other port users, and create opportunities to support growth in the future. The $12.8M Pier 17 project has also resulted in new jobs during the construction phase and is anticipated to provide ongoing employment opportunities once construction is completed. A more efficient port means more business for our city, our province, and our country. THE PROJECT OFFERS: • Two new operational berths to support a wide variety of offshore energy-related or similar sized vessels equipped with all the mooring hardware required for safe and secure berthing • Reduced waiting times for vessels seeking berthage • Increased berthage capacity can result in lower emissions and less fuel consumption • Shore power at each berth will allow vessels to plug in and turn off their generators, further reducing emissions • Increased wharf and landside capacity to accommodate cranes and heavy equipment Project completion is scheduled for September 2018. 18