Amec Foster Wheeler is pleased to announce it is expanding its presence in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties by establishing an office in Kincardine on the shore of Lake Huron, Ontario.
The company provides technical, analytical, licensing, regulatory, project management and engineering design support to Bruce Power. It will establish a local design capability with an initial complement of engineers with a longer-term objective of filling their new 3,000 sq. ft. office space.
“To support Bruce Power, we are delighted to reinforce our existing Bruce site staff complement of around 100 people with this new office,” said John Mackinnon, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s nuclear business in North America. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Bruce Power and the local community by providing high-value, innovative solutions that support Bruce Power’s business objectives and contribute to the local economy.”
Mitch Twolan, Bruce County Warden, welcomed Amec Foster Wheeler to the region.
“We appreciate the value their commitment to local economic development has had on surrounding communities,” Twolan said. “This is another big win for Bruce County and the surrounding area. Our partnership with Bruce Power and the opportunities this brings to the area is critical to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Bruce Power and our communities.”
The combined economic development efforts of the region and Bruce Power are starting to pay off as suppliers are expanding into the area. The initiative includes Bruce, Grey and Huron counties, and recognizes that the entire region, as well as the province, will benefit from Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program through local investments and job opportunities, said Gary Newman, Bruce Power’s Chief Engineer and Senior Vice President, Engineering, Nuclear Operations.
“We are off to a great start in achieving our long-term view of economic development in our community and the province,” Newman said. “We are pleased to see Amec Foster Wheeler establish a local presence, while creating highly skilled jobs, supporting community economic development, and enabling innovation. Helping companies expand into the region is an important part of Bruce Power’s social responsibility.”
About Amec Foster Wheeler
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.
Amec Foster Wheeler’s nuclear business in Canada has a proud history of over 35 years of providing technical, analytical, licensing, regulatory, project management and engineering design services to Bruce Power and other Canadian nuclear utilities. The company employs over 500 staff with extensive experience in the design, maintenance, operation and analysis of nuclear and conventional steam cycle power plants and extensive experience in the Canadian and international nuclear industry.
Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW. For more information, visit www.amecfw.com.
About the Economic Development and Innovation Initiative
In 2016, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce launched a regional economic development initiative to facilitate the expansion of Bruce Power Suppliers into the region. This initiative was in response to Bruce Power’s multi-billion dollar, multi-year Life Extension Program. More information on the initiative can be found at www.brucepower.com/suppliers.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
For more information contact:
Bruce Power – John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – firstname.lastname@example.org
County of Bruce – Stellina Williams – 519-881-1291 – email@example.com
Amec Foster Wheeler – Lauren Gallagher – Lauren.Gallagher@amecfw.com