Sydney Steel Corporation Business Plan 2004-05 (continued)
Sydney Ports Access Road
Construction is nearing completion on the
Sydney Ports Access Road, connecting
Highway 125 to the Sysco and Nova Scotia
Power piers. The road opened to truck
traffic in late 2002 and has been well
utilized. Sysco continues to work with
partners like the Cape Breton Regional
Municipality to build the road quickly,
safely, and efficiently in a way that works
for local businesses, residents and
taxpayers. The road is expected to be fully
opened to regular traffic in the summer of
Sale of Scrap Steel
Sysco has also had success with the sale of scrap steel. To date
more than 115 000 tonnes have been sold for total revenue of $17
million. In 2003–2004, a total of 41 000 tonnes of steel were
In 2003–2004, Sysco processed and sold approximately 100 000
tons of blast furnace slag as aggregate. This material was used
in projects including the Sydney Port Access Road, CBRM Regional
Landfill, Logistec Coal Handling Facility, PEV Coal Handling Facility,
on-site redevelopment, and other uses throughout CBRM.
In addition, research has been initiated in conjunction with Dalhousie
University to determine higher, value-added applications for slag.
Potential uses include septic bed sand/gravel, cement, and concrete.
A large stockpile of slag on site will ensure continued operations,
employment, and revenue into the foreseeable future.