As part of the Irving Pulp & Paper modernization announced in March of this year, E.S. Fox Ltd. of Saint John, N.B., has been awarded a contract of more than $2 million.
The company is undertaking the design, fabrication, delivery, site installation, and testing of modular utility racks. The racks are comprised of a structural steel frame with long pipe sections and will connect the existing facilities with the new continuous cooking plant at the Irving Pulp & Paper mill in Saint John.
Work began on June 15 and will continue to mid-December.
“As a New Brunswick company, we are committed to using qualified local suppliers in the $450-million pulp mill modernization underway in Saint John," said Mark Mosher, vice-president of Pulp & Paper at J.D. Irving, Limited. “To date we have issued over $15 million in local contracts to New Brunswick companies and expect to issue a similar amount by September."
“The modernization of the pulp mill is the largest single site contract for our company and will sustain employment for about 40 people," said Steve Doyle, area manager for E.S. Fox Ltd.
E.S. Fox is a privately-owned Canadian company which performs construction services in the areas of piping, sheet metal, HVAC, ironworking, steel erection, boiler making, rigging, electrical, instrumentation, and controls.