PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) has announced that it has been selected to build GE’s first multi-modal “Brilliant Factory” in Canada.
“In collaboration with our partners, we look forward to delivering this first-of-its-kind facility in Canada that will couple the company’s long history of industrial innovation with cutting-edge data science and analytics expertise,” said PCL Toronto senior vice president and district manager Mike Wieninger.
The prime consultant team for the project includes:
- Architects: CSO Architects in joint venture with B+H Architects
- Construction Manager: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- Structural Consultant: Thornton Tomasetti
- Mechanical/Electrical Consultant: H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd.
- Site Services: Lea Consulting Ltd.
Located in Welland, Ontario, the multi-modal facility will manufacture GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines, components for compression, mechanical drive and power generation. The facility is expected to create 220 jobs with operations commencing in early 2018. The first phase of the investment is $165M US.
Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Federal Minister of International Trade, joined GE global executives and representatives from Welland and the Niagara Region in a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction on August 26.
“Ontario is a smart choice for companies looking to grow their business and create good jobs. With this investment in Welland, GE has cast a vote of confidence in Ontario’s culture of innovation, highly skilled workers and dynamic business climate,” said Premier Kathleen Wynne.
“GE’s significant investment in the Niagara region closely aligns with Regional Council’s actions to foster an environment for economic prosperity. By waiving industrial development charges and providing incentives through our Gateway Economic Zone, our Council supports GE’s continued success as they create new high-skilled jobs for Niagara residents and growth opportunities for local supply chain partners,” added Alan Caslin, Chair of the Niagara Region.
Substantial completion is expected by year-end 2017, with production expected to begin in spring 2018.