GE Breaks Ground in Welland for new Multi-Modal “Brilliant Factory”
HH Angus is pleased to be working with B+H Architects and CSO Architects out of Indianapolis on this exciting project. The Welland plant is a full-service MEP engineering role for us, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security, IT, vertical transportation and lighting.
WELLAND, ON, Aug. 26, 2016 /CNW/ – GE (NYSE: GE)
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 ground-breaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction for GE’s multi-modal “Brilliant Factory” in Canada. The facility is expected to create 220 jobs with operations commencing in early 2018. The first phase of the investment is $165M US.
This first–of-its-kind facility in Canada will combine decades of experience building innovative industrial machines with cutting-edge data science and analytics expertise to enhance efficiency and streamline production. The facility will initially manufacture GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines, components for compression, mechanical drive, and power generation, and manufacture components for GE transportation diesel engines. The multi-modal design enables future production expansion for other GE global businesses including Power, Oil & Gas, and Transportation.
Welland’s close proximity to the US border, availability of skilled labour and education facilities were important considerations in the location of the factory. Architectural and design companies selected by GE for the project include HH Angus, B+H Architects, CSO Architects, Lea Consulting and Thorton Tomasetti. PCL Construction is the general contractor.
Source: Canada News Wire