Siemens Canada Limited, which is supporting Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, is the latest supplier to establish an office in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.
Representatives from Bruce Power, Siemens, Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) and the Municipality of Saugeen Shores attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Siemens Canada’s new Port Elgin office on Monday, November 18th (2019).
Saugeen Ojibwe Elder, Vernon Roote, welcomed the company to the traditional territory of the First Nations people and performed a traditional ‘smudge’ to cleanse the area and bestow good fortune on the company as it moves into the area.
“Siemens has a successful history as a worldwide business and the company’s decision to add an office in Saugeen Shores reflects its commitment to our region,” said Eric Chassard, Executive Vice President, Projects and Engineering for Bruce Power. “I know Siemens will not only support our ongoing maintenance and project activities, but will be an active participant and partner in the Saugeen Shores community. It’s very important to Bruce Power that we now have 59 partners from our supply chain investing in our local communities by opening offices and warehouses, and also providing employment opportunities to the workforce in the Tri-County region.”
Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau also welcomed the company to the area saying that the community is becoming a ‘cluster’ and hub for nuclear excellence. He also presented the traditional welcoming gift of a plant. “This is a plant that we hope will grow along with your business in Saugeen Shores.”
As an original equipment manufacturer, Siemens Canada supports Bruce Power with world-class products, solutions, services and digital applications for turbine generators and auxiliaries. More recently, the company has engaged with Bruce Power to provide upgrades, technical services and parts delivery to support the Life Extension Program (LEP).
“We have offices across Canada to support an array of industries, and we are especially pleased to add Port Elgin to our list of locations,” said Jason Jermark, Vice President of Gas and Power Services, Siemens Canada Limited. “We value our role as a long-term strategic partner to Bruce Power and feel that the new location will strengthen our local presence while creating value for our stakeholders and the community of Saugeen Shores.”
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.
About Siemens Canada Limited
Siemens Canada is playing a key role in addressing the country’s challenges to help ensure an ever-improving future. Whether it’s creating infrastructure, supporting our education system, helping the environment, transforming industries, making philanthropic contributions, or having our people volunteer in their communities, we’re committed to making a difference for Canadian society.