FAQ

What are the dimensions of the available lands?

The SPIPB manages a territory of more than 6,900 hectares of land. The lands to be sold can be as small as 1 hectare to adjacent lands of more than 400 hectares. Adjustments of land limitations can also be done according to your project requirements.

Available lands can be looked at on the interactive map

Which services are available within the Industrial Park?

All the following services are available:

  • potable water network
  • industrial water network
  • black waste water sewer network
  • natural gas
  • electricity (600V, 25 kV 120 kV, 230 kV)
  • railways
  • deep water port

     The details of the services can be seen here.

     A map of the services according to the available land is available and be seen on the interactive map

What is the land’s bearing capacity?

The SPIPB’s territory is characterized by a very important bearing capacity. Several studies were conducted throughout the years showing that rock, situated at low depth, allows to receive very large and heavy facilities.

For more information, communicate with us

What type of workforce is available in the area?

The area surrounding the SPIPB has a strong industrial history and highly qualified employees available for large industries. The historical presence of pulp and paper industries and chemical and metallurgic companies have resulted, throughout the years, in trained proficient workforce.

The workforce is not only abundant but also very qualified and, moreover, much less costly than in the United States.

For more information, look at our page on the available workforce or contact us

What are the efforts deployed to protect the environment?

The SPIPB is a model of industrial ecology and integration in the environment where it stands. Several environmental measures were taken throughout the years and several projects are in progress to decrease the environmental impact of the industrial activities held in the Industrial Park. For example:

  • Constant monitoring of air quality
  • Studies held for the conversion of by-products
  • Sustainable development action plan
  • Wildlife management
  • Planting more than 600,000 trees
  • Progressive replacement of vehicle fleet moving towards electric vehicles
What are the risks incurred by citizens living near the Park?

Even if the chemical industry generates some risks, all the companies in the SPIPB work together to ensure citizens’ safety. In partnership with the City of Bécancour, who are responsible for the enforcement of emergency measures, a committee was implemented to discuss and manage the safety challenges of having a significant industrial park close by. This committee meets several times per year with several ministries, organizations and citizens to facilitate communication of risks and prevention measures to be taken.

 In addition, each new company that wishes to be implemented on the territory has to provide a complete study on the technological risks, in order to garantee the safety of citizens and their employees.