Infrastructures

The infrastructure present in the territory of Beauharnois-Salaberry strategically supports and stimulates the economic life of the region.

Transportation infrastructure

The Beauharnois-Salaberry region is endowed with diverse transportation infrastructures favouring intermodality and multimodality:

  • Advantageous strategic location enabling access to North-American markets thanks to its major highways that serve the territory (Autoroutes 20, 30 and 40).
  • Québec’s continental doorway for the transport/transfer of goods.
  • Proximity of the Port de Valleyfield giving direct access to the Saint Lawrence Seaway and to the Great Lakes in the Atlantic/Québec/Great Lakes corridor adjacent to the Parc industriel et portuaire Perron of the Ville de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
  • Accessibility of the railway network ensuring major connections throughout North America: CSX (United States), Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP).
  • Only a 30-minute drive from Montréal-Trudeau airport (passenger and cargo).

Energy capacity

  • Presence of an industrial park with an electricity capacity of 200 megawatts (visit Hydro-Québec for more information).
  • Access to the high-pressure natural gas network with a Class 2400 (350 psi) main line and a Class 400 (60 psi) branch line (visit Gaz Métro for more information).
  • Easy supply of hydro power, and this at rates that are not only competitive but also the most stable in North America:
    • Capacity of more than 200 megawatts in the industrial areas.
    • Two 750 kilovolt lines run throughout the region and make it possible to offer, in addition to the regular services, a looped network at a power of 120 kV and 25 kV, ensuring supply reliability that reduces the possibility of outages to a minimum.
    • Hydro-Québec offers a range of programs to support energy savings for businesses (visit the Hydro-Québec site to find out more about the rates and the stability of the network).

Québec’s continental doorway for transport/transfer of goods

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