Government Announces $90 Million for Vinca Bridge

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Government Announces $90 Million for Vinca Bridge

Vinca Bridge Upgrade Will Help Bolster Alberta’s Industrial Heartland’s Value Proposition

Today Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation, joined us to announce $90 million in funding to upgrade the Vinca Bridge in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.

Heavy industrial infrastructure is critical to attracting investment into our region, and this project will provide the necessary river-crossing capacity to support future industrial development, contributing to Alberta’s energy diversification efforts and overall economic prosperity.  Enhancing bridge capacity will assist energy development in our industrial cluster. Efficient flow of products and services is critical to ensuring Albertans receive the best return on our resource development. We value our partnership with the Government of Alberta and will continue to provide expertise that is focused on diversified energy growth in our heavy industrial, hydrocarbon cluster.

Alberta Transportation expects planning and design to begin in 2018 and there will be additional highway improvements in the area as well.

Quick Facts:

  • Approx. 2,000 vehicles cross the Vinca Vridge every day
  • In 2016, 401 heavy loads travelled through the corridor
  • Carriers will save an average of $10,000 per trip
  • The new structure will accommodate loads 200+ tonnes

Click here to download our press release.

AIHA Celebrates 20 Years

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AIHA Celebrates 20 Years

With friends, stakeholders, and industry partners in attendance, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association recently celebrated 20 years of municipal collaboration, investment and economic diversification in the Industrial Heartland.

AIHA Board Member representatives from the City of Fort Saskatchewan, Sturgeon County, Strathcona County, Lamont County, and the City of Edmonton were joined by Associate Member representatives from the Towns of Redwater, Bruderheim, and Gibbons to recognize this incredible achievement and toast to the next 20 years.

As we look back at our Association’s history, we reflect on all that the Association has achieved over those years and we are proud of the work we’ve done to attract investment, to drive energy diversification, and to promote innovative business solutions.

Twenty years ago, the municipalities of The City of Fort Saskatchewan, Lamont County, Strathcona and Sturgeon Counties recognized the opportunity afforded them by their unique location in the province. These visionary municipalities created a partnership dedicated to strengthening sustainable industrial development that benefits the residents and businesses in our municipalities.

With the addition of The City of Edmonton in 2010 and three Associate members – Bruderheim, Gibbons and Redwater in 2011, the Association continues to demonstrate the value of that cooperation. As a result, more than $40 billion in capital has been invested in the region, realizing significant returns to the economy of Alberta and to the communities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region. We are a globally recognized brand and a passionate advocate for thoughtful, smart, and meaningful policies to encourage investment in the region and in Canada.

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate this remarkable achievement!

Government Announces “The Energy Diversification Act”

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Government Announces “The Energy Diversification Act”

On March 8, 2018, Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd announced The Energy Diversification Act. This legislation will launch a second round of the Petrochemicals Diversification Program and establish a Feedstock Infrastructure Initiative to help deliver the natural gas components needed for more private investment in value-added development.

To support this initiative, the Petrochemicals Diversification Program will see $500 million in royalty credits and the new Feedstock Infrastructure Program will see $500 million in grants and loan guarantees.

Click here for more information on The Energy Diversification Act.