Acadian Seaplants expanding — and on target

The first phase of the expansion of the Acadian Seaplants Ltd. plant in Cornwallis Park is nearing completion.

Jean-Paul Deveau, president of the Dartmouth marine biotechnology company, said the first phase of its $4-million, multi-year expansion of its operation in the Annapolis County community began earlier this year and will be completed within the next month or two.

The expansion, to be done in phases, involves buying and upgrading a bigger plant on Conestoga Street, across from Acadian Seaplants’ existing facility. That will allow the company to expand its operation from 15,000 square feet to 100,000 square feet.

“The final step of one of the product lines will now be done at the new facility, and we will pipe intermediate product across from one facility to the other, as they are across the street from each other,” Deveau said.

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