Industry on the Isthmus
Note: As with all of our field trips, this trip will only go ahead with sufficient numbers. Please register for this trip through the registration module to secure your space!
Date: Saturday, August 10
Departure: 8:30 a.m.
Guide: Keith Storey
Since the 1950s the Isthmus of Avalon has undergone significant economic and demographic change. A narrow neck of land separating Placentia Bay and Trinity Bay, the deep water and ice-free access of the Bays has attracted substantial large-scale industrial development on the Isthmus over time. This includes a fish plant, a started, but never completed, paper mill, a phosphorus reduction plant, an oil refinery, an oil storage terminal, an offshore oil construction and fabrication site and, most recently, a nickel processing facility.
The focus of the field trip will be to highlight the social and economic impacts of these projects on the region. Participants will have the opportunity to visit to the offshore construction/fabrication site at Bull Arm where the Hebron platform is under construction, and the Vale nickel processing facility now under construction at Long Harbour.
NOTE: This trip is dependent on getting permission to get on to each of the sites. Should permission not be received, field trip fees will be refunded.