SAINT-LAZARE-DE-BELLECHASSE, Quebec — A newly signed agreement has made Versaprofiles the leading Canadian supplier of geothermal loops. Vancouver International Airport launched its facility expansion plan, including the construction of the biggest geothermal energy project in Canadian history.

The geothermal ground loops produced by Versaprofiles, which is located in Quebec’s Bellechasse region, will be used in the construction of the new Airport Central Utilities Building, an important component in the multiyear expansion project.

"The central utilities building will manage and distribute geothermal energy for the entire facility, including the main terminal,” said Jean-François Lavoie, operations manager, Versaprofiles. “The initiative will also help the airport to meet its objectives of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases”.

"The activities generated by the Vancouver International Airport contract, along with several additional new projects in which we expect to be involved outside of Quebec, align perfectly with our development and expansion plans," said Serge Mercier, president and owner, Versaprofiles.

The new agreement, signed with Ground Source Energy, the company responsible for developing and building the geothermal ground loop system for the energy facility, includes a total of 841,000 feet of high-density polyethylene geothermal piping. Production is already underway, and the Airport Central Utilities Building is expected to launch in 2022.

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Publication date: 4/22/2019

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