The Calgary-based company – which supplies oil and gas exploration companies with hydraulic fracturing, drilling, well stimulation and completion services – is proposing to build 20,600-square foot chemical storage and wash bay building, as well as a two-acre storm pond, in the first phase of the project. The second phase proposes the construction of a 30,612-square foot office building with a 303-stall parking lot and a sand plant.
The facility would be located in the Hansen subdivision on the west side of the city, on the corner of the Hart Highway and the Dangerous Goods Route.
Mayor Mike Bernier said the project represents millions of dollars of investment, an expanded tax base and more permanent jobs in Dawson Creek.
“When you have big companies like Calfrac coming in, it's a really good image for the community,” said the mayor. “It shows they trust the economics of the community, they know it's the right place to be, otherwise they wouldn't be spending millions of dollars like they are to be here. Hopefully that will translate down further to other companies as well.”
The approval is subject to a 10-day notification period in which the public can contact City Hall with any comments, questions or concerns. The company is also required to post a financial security in the amount of $100,000.