Infrastructures

The Park also has many industrial infrastructures serving the businesses that are established there. These infrastructures are maintained by the SPIPB.

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Electricity

Situated at the crossroads of the electric distribution network, the SPIPB is renowned for being one of the places where hydroelectricity supply is the most reliable in Quebec. Indeed, the Parc industriel is powered by three different sources hydroelectricity of which two are the world’s most significant in the world: Churchill Falls and Baie-James, as well as the Saint-Maurice River network. Moreover, the Park has a cogeneration plant of 550 MW. Thus, Hydro-Québec’s electricity can power, at very competitive rates, any business within the Industrial Park and others that wish to establish there. Available voltages within the Industrial Park are: 230 kV, 120 kV, 25 kV and 600 V.

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Natural Gas

The SPIPB is serviced by a high-pressure gas line of 2,400 kPa and an underground distribution network allows to power industries that require it. They currently use 153,000 m3/hour and the residual capacity is currently of at 60,000 m3/hour. The capacity can be increased according to need.

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Potable Water

Filtered and treated water comes from the filtration plant for the City of Bécancour, their network has a reservoir that can hold a total of 15,910 m3. To meet need during peak periods and to strengthen fire protection the SPIPB has erected an additional reservoir containing 5,600 m3 which is linked to the municipal network. Pumping facilities are equipped with a safety system powered by a diesel engine ensuring a 16 metres3 flow/minute which meets the standards of the most stringent insurers.

Rates: With a water meter – 0.45$/m3

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Industrial Water

As potable water is to be reserved for human needs, the SPIPB has a distribution network for raw water that is sieved for other industrial needs. Taken from the Saint-Lawrence River, the industrial water is regularly analyzed and usually meets the needs of industry for cooling and other technical processes. The industrial water pumping facility has a capacity of 250,000 m3/day. Industrial water rates take into account the maximum quantity of required water (reserved capacity) in peak periods and the quantity of water actually consumed.

Rates

Rate I (investment): 13.53$/1,000 m3 of reserved capacity per day
Rate EX (exploitation): 7.36$/1,000 m3 of reserved capacity per day
Rate E (electricity): 30.73$/1,000 m3 consumed
Applicable on quantities exceeding the reserved capacity: 0.38 $/exceeding m3

„In the years past, the weighting coefficient based on reserved capacity and the ones established on the actual consumption show an average cost, for the overall industries, of about 0.07$/m³.

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Sewers and Industrial Wastewater

Black wastewater produced by the plants is treated by a network owned by the SPIPB. It is treated with a conventional biological technology before being released in the environment. This system is solely dedicated to black wastewater and no industrial wastewater is treated in this system.

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Industrial wastewater is managed by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques’s environmental authorization system. When emitting the environmental authorization, the standards of water release will be established to protect the environment. These standards are always based on the capacity of the receiving environment and on the best available treatment technology that is economically feasible for the company.

For some conventional parameters, standards are generally constant within the parc industriel de Bécancour, except in special situations. The standards are the following:

  • Suspended solids: 25 mg/L
  • Biological oxygen demand (5 days): 25 mg/L
  • Total phosphorus: 1 mg/L
Industrial Waste

In the case of a specific need for the company, a landfill site can be added to the plan of an industrial project. The SPIPB possesses some lands having the required geology and space to create this type of facility.

A commercial landfill site is also available within the SPIPB. Gestion 3LB inc. operates one of the landfill sites dedicated to commercial and industrial non-hazardous waste that does not contain organic matter. For more information, please look at the company’s website: www.gestion3lb.com

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Raw materials

The synergy developed within the SPIPB fosters complementarity and networking between companies. It’s is not unusual for many of them to exchange services or share some facilities. Thus, by-products of one company are sometimes bought by another while yet another is producing the raw material required by its neighbour company.

Raw material

Aluminerie de Bécancour inc.:Alumina,coke
ARKEMA Canada inc.:Gaseous hydrogen
CEPSA Chimie Bécancour:Paraffin, benzene
HydrogenAL inc.:Gaseous hydrogen, natural gas
Les produits laminés Sural Canada inc.:First smelting aluminum, magnesium, silicon, chromium
Olin Produits Chlor Alkali:Salt
Silicium Quebec SEC:Quartz, coal, wood shavings
TransCanada Energy Ltd.:Natural gas
Viterra inc.:Grains

Finish goods

Aluminerie de Bécancour inc.:Billets, plates and aluminum ingot T-Bars
ARKEMA Canada inc.:Hydrogen peroxide
Canadoil Forge Ltée:Steel fittings for pipelines
CEPSA Chimie Bécancour:Linear alkylbenzene
HydrogenALinc.:Liquid hydrogen, gaseous hydrogen
Les produits laminés Sural Canada inc.: Aluminum rods
Olin Produits Chlor Alkali:Sodium hydroxide, Chlorine, Hydrochloric acid
Silicium Québec SEC:Silicium metal, Silica ferroalloy
TransCanada Energy Ltée.:Electricity and steam
Viterra inc.:Vegetable oil

By-products

Aluminerie de Bécancour inc.:Kryolith
CEPSA Chimie Bécancour:Gaseous hydrogen
HydrogenAL inc.:Carbon dioxide
Olin Produits Chlor Alkali :sodium hypochlorite, Gaseous hydrogen
Silicium Quebec SEC :Carbon dioxide

Steam

TransCanada Energy Ltée can provide steam at medium and low pressure from its cogeneration plant that produces 550 MW of electricity.