Bowater Site Assessment and Management

Nova Scotia Lands managed activities at the former Bowater Mersey Paper Company in Brooklyn through 2013 and will continue to be busy at the site in 2014. Throughout the windup of the former paper mill, NS Lands have managed many daily activities including site maintenance, security, and organization and protection of assets.

To further the position of Brooklyn site as a commercial park and Innovacorp Demonstration Center, NS Lands have completed or have been involved with several significant projects including:

  • Electrical service refeeds with several new service points, and a large scale reconfiguration of existing electrical services and transformers.
  • Hazardous materials assessment and subsequent cleanup of 40 tonnes of asbestos and other controlled substances including PCB light ballast.
  • Modernization of water and sewer lines and reconfiguration to meet needs of the new site.
  • Updating and adapting the steam supply system from Brooklyn Power to the site, including new supply piping from Brooklyn Power and re-feed of piping to various site buildings.
  • Modifying the fire alarm and fire protection services for the site.
  • Carrying out wharf assessment to determine condition and repairs necessary for future usage.
  • Tendering for wharf repairs (recently closed)
  • Tendering for demolition of redundant buildings and sale of various assets (recently closed).

Nova Scotia Lands have also managed the identification and gathering of site artifacts which have been passed to the Queens County Museum, the Nova Scotia Archives and to the Museum of Industry.