Land Purchase for Port of Sheet Harbour
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is purchasing 110 acres of private-sector land from Tusket Mining located at highway 7 adjacent to the NSBI-owned Port of Sheet Harbour.
The provincial government has authorized $1.1 million for NSBI’s purchase, an investment in a strategic and rural-community asset located along the province’s Eastern Shore.
The purchase will expand the size of the port’s existing upper storage yard from 33 acres to 143 acres. The additional property will allow more flexibility for all clients using the port.
As owners of the port facility, NSBI commissioned a master planning study that assessed the Port’s current capacity and has outlined future-focused capital improvements that will support future growth, to be based on future business case evaluations.
NSBI; port terminal operator, Port of Sheet Harbour Agency, a QSL International Ltd. Company; and the community of Sheet Harbour are focused on generating more economic activity, attracting new investment, and creating export-focused jobs.
The Port of Sheet Harbour is ideally located along the Eastern Seaboard of Nova Scotia. With its deep water and capability to handle multiple configurations of breakbulk and special project cargo.
The port is a year-round, ice-free, deep-water harbour. Its defining characteristics include:
- Existing concrete caisson industrial wharf with heavy lift capabilities.
- Minimum depth of harbour is draft of 11 metres.
- No overhead restrictions or obstacles for vessels using the site.
- Ice free access 365 days a year.
- 12 acres of quayside storage with an additional 143 acres of prepared storage area.