Installation of a Temporary Boiler and Fuel Storage Tank - Canadian Forces Base Halifax

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project to install and operate a temporary boiler and associated aboveground fuel storage tank to provide steam to Navy vessels alongside during periods when steam from the Central Heating Plant is not available (summer shut down, approximately May to October). The temporary boiler and fuel storage tank may be installed within 30 metres of the Halifax Harbour at various jetties depending on the operational requirement. Navy vessels may include any of the Halifax Class frigates, Marine Coast Defence Vessels, Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels, and others. The capacity of the fuel storage tank is not expected to exceed 2,500 litres.


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Latest update

March 27, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Deanna Brewster
Department of National Defence
Deanna Brewster, Coordinator, Environmental Services
PO Box 9016 Stn A
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5M6

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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