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Watson Island Project
Published: August 12, 2015, 7:00 am EST

Prince Rupert, BC - August 5th, 2015 - The City of Prince Rupert announced today that a Contract has been signed with NRI Group for work towards the orderly removal of assets and decommissioning of a substantial portion of the Watson Island Pulp Mill. NRI Group made the successful proposal through an RFP process conducted by the City of Prince Rupert's consulting engineers, Stantec.

"We are pleased to be able to move forward with the decommissioning of the pulp mill which will enable the site to be repurposed so that Watson Island can again contribute to the economy of Prince Rupert. This is a big step forward and major win for our community today," expressed Mayor Lee Brain.

The two year site preparation and decommissioning plan will commence immediately, and provide market ready opportunities for redevelopment and land use at the site.