Canadian Manufacturing

ABB to expand Atlantic Canada business, will open office in Halifax

New office to support company's role in Emera's Maritime Link Project

March 15, 2016  by Canadian Staff

HALIFAX—Automation and power giant ABB is expanding its business in Atlantic Canada by opening a new office in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The new facility’s primary focus will be to support ABB’s role in Emera’s Maritime Link Project, an power infrastructure project designed to connect renewable electricity generated in Newfoundland and Labrador with Nova Scotia. The company’s other activities on Canada’s east coast include providing power and automation solutions for customers across a range of industries, including utilities, oil and gas, pulp and paper, marine, power, and food and beverage.

“ABB is proud to be part of the economic growth of Atlantic Canada,” Nathalie Pilon, the company’s president and CEO for its Canada operations, said. “With offices in Saint John, New Brunswick; Dartmouth and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, we are continuing to grow our presence in the region and look forward to contributing to providing growth and employment opportunities here.”

As part of the Emera project, ABB is responsible for building a high-voltage direct current system for the new electrical transmission line. It has already awarded a number of contracts to suppliers in N.S. and N.L.


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