Bull Arm bomb threat made in Marystown

Published on July 24, 2013
Construction workers install rebar and concrete on the Hebron gravity base structure at the Nalcor Energy Bull Arm Fabrication Site Monday.
— Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

The RCMP says a bomb threat to the Bull Arm Fabrication Site on Tuesday was called in from a payphone in Marystown.

In a statement issued today, police say they are looking to speak to anyone with information about who may have been using the phone at the Marystown mall between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The RCMP was notified of the bomb threat by security staff at the site, according to the police statement.

Police say the threat was to cause damage at the site “and personnel on site.”

A search of the Bull Arm site — where the Hebron gravity-based offshore oil structure is under construction — was completed.

“The search did not yield any suspicious activity or items,” the RCMP has stated.

The Telegram first heard news of the threat yesterday evening.

Bill Hickey, a company spokesman, confirmed the threat shortly after 8 p.m.Tuesday evening, after a spokeswoman for ExxonMobil was contacted with questions.

“We mustered our team to inform them of the threat, and asked that they report anything suspicious. The RCMP are currently on site investigating and we will continue to assist the RCMP with the investigation,” he said in an email at that time.

In a later email he said: “The RCMP, with assistance of a police dog, performed a thorough search of the site. They determined there was no unusual or suspicious material or activity.”

Kiewit-Kvaerner was awarded a contract by ExxonMobil Canada Properties for the design, procurement, construction and installation of the Hebron gravity base structure.