PCL Construction starts on Canadian production plant
Aug 30, 2016 – PCL Construction has started construction on General Electric’s (GE) multi-modal “Brilliant Factory” in Welland, Canada.
The plant — the first of its kind in Canada — will initially produce GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines, components for compression, mechanical drive and power generation, and components for GE transportation diesel engines.
GE Canada president and CEO Elyse Allan said: “Export Development Canada’s (EDC) commitment to building global business activities and the outstanding support offered by the Ontario government, Niagara Region, and City strongly influenced our decision to build the factory in Welland.
“I look forward to continuing our outstanding collaboration to create jobs and economic growth.”
The plant is anticipated to create 220 jobs with operations commencing in early 2018. The first phase of the project is expected to cost $165M.
According to GE, the multi-modal design enables future production expansion for its other businesses including power, oil & gas, and transportation.