MWH Opens First Office in Canada

MWH, a global provider of environmental, engineering and constructionservices, has opened an office in Toronto to provide services to the expandingnatural resource, energy, industry and infrastructure markets in Canada.

Operating under the name MWH Canada, Inc., the office will initially focus onOntario’s hydroelectric generation development opportunities.  An open-endedtime and materials contract has been signed with Ontario Power Generation (OPG)for owner’s representative services on current construction works forhydroelectric site rehabilitation.  MWH Canada is also pursuing contracts onlarge-scale hydroelectric redevelopment projects for OPG in northern Ontario.

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The move enhances MWH’s strategy to build a stronger presence in Canada andincrease the types of services offered to clients in that region. In addition,MWH’s Toronto office will address a shortage of engineering resources in theface of burgeoning demand for power generation services in the Ontario area.

“As our client base continues to grow, we must create the necessary footprintto best serve them,” said Alan Krause, president of the Natural Resources,Infrastructure and Industry division of MWH. “By opening an office in Canada, weare providing local resources and talent that are closely connected to our coreclients around the world. 

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The new office, located at 295 The West Mall, Suite 203, Toronto Ontario, M9C4Z4, is starting with six key staff members. Bill Harvey, P.E., will head theToronto operations.