With 5 industrial parks that are connected to marine, road, air and railway installations that meet the needs of the 21st century, Saguenay offers entrepreneurs and investors a complete range of general and specialized services, in addition to diversified skills.
Saguenay has five industrial parks spread across its territory. They are connected to the following transportation installations:
Land available in proximity to all services
Investors and entrepreneurs planning to establish or expand in Saguenay's industrial parks, have access to a wide range of land options connected to all services or in proximity. A wide variety of comprehensive services are available to meet the most demanding standards in terms of the environment and safety.
Aqueduct and sewers
High speed internet
You require more information or are looking to acquire land?
Contact Mr. Claude Bouchard, Industrial Development & Corporate Affairs Director
418-698-3157 ext. 6012
Located in the district of La Baie, the Grande-Anse sea terminal was initially a port that accommodated almost exclusively products in connection with the wood industry. However, this vocation has evolved over the last few years because of accelerated economic development in the city of Saguenay.
In addition, the Grande-Anse terminal, now designated as an industrial-port zone by the Gouvernement du Québec, also represents strategic access for the Plan Nord. The site is located far from residential zones, has much available land and accessible services, make it a location of choice for economic development. Although versatile in its use, traffic is mainly oriented towards bulk shipments in terms of mining and heavy industry.
The Grande-Anse port in summary:
|Standards and accreditations||ISPS|
Rio Tinto facilities
Rio Tinto is one of the largest aluminium producers in the world. This multinational company has been established for nearly a century in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Its presence is particularly strong in Saguenay where it has perfectly integrated harbour and railway infrastructures.
Rio Tinto facilities in summary:
|Raw materials transported||· Bauxite
· Raw coke
· Sodium hydroxide
· Calcinated coke
|Installations served by the Roberval-Saguenay railroad, property of Rio Tinto (11 locomotives along 142 km of railway)||· Vaudreuil
Aeronautics industrial park
Aeronautics industrial park
New installations of the Saguenay aeronautics industrial park are located in the airport site of the Aéroport Saguenay-Bagotville. The Bagotville (CYBG) civil portion of the aerodrome is operated by Promotion Saguenay and is adjacent to the CFB Bagotville of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). This proximity grants undeniable assets in terms of air control, safety and access to first rate infrastructures. Two 6,000 and 10,000-foot intersecting tracks can accommodate all types of aircraft, including nearly the entire range of large carriers.
The new aeronautics industrial park is currently under development and will extend over a surface of 30 hectares; it will become the Centre of excellence in aeronautics. Many services and infrastructures that support the development of this industry are already in place. Certain sections of land (available now) have access to the airstrips via the civil tarmac.
Many investments and achievements were made:
- A new main access road to the airport for better accessibility to the airport installations and land in the aeronautics industrial park;
- Construction of a booster station and water tank enabling fire protection optimization for all future buildings of the aeronautics industrial park;
- Establishment of fibre optics and installation of a wide band service in regards to new telecommunications technologies and information management;
- Expansion of the parking lot that now includes 513 sites;
- Expansion of the tarmac that now extends over a surface of 28,650 square meters, almost triple the initial size;
- Development of a structured development plan (LUP - land use plan).
- Construction of a hangar approximately 10,000 square feet along the civil tarmac
- Construction of a 3-floor office building directly on the edge of the civil tarmac that shelters a FBO (fixed-base operator).
Other projects in the works:
- Expansion and redevelopment of the airport terminal. This project is essential to adequately respond to the growing number of passengers, to allow for one-time clearance of chartered flights from any country in the world and to better meet the needs of carriers;
- Development of the aeronautics industrial park taxiway on the "air" side, allowing the much of the park's land to be connected to the aerodrome's civil tarmac.
- Construction of a nearly 45,000 sq. ft. hangar along the edge of the civil tarmac, enabling companies specialized in aeronautics and aircraft maintenance to establish there.