Company news round-up: AMEC, WSP, RWDI, HGC, Smith + Andersen
Fukushima fallout; giving to Alberta fire appeal; making the headlines; new Halifax office
AMEC Foster Wheeler’s proprietary SIAL technology is being tested at Fukushima, Japan, site of the tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster of March 2011. The technology, which is a specialized geopolymer technique for encapsulating radioactive waste, is being used in research and development in partnership with Fuji Electric on behalf of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
WSP has donated $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fire appeal and by May 24 its employees had contributed another $13,500. Fundraising events are being held this week in Calgary and Edmonton.
Alexandre L’Heureux, president and chief executive officer of WSP, will deliver a speech at the Canadian Club of Montreal on May 30. He will talk about the company’s projects such as the Shard Tower in London, One World Trade Center in New York, the Turcot Interchange in Montreal, and the California High-Speed Rail project.
RWDI of Guelph in southwest Ontario is moving into a new facility on Southgate Drive this summer. The company, which began specializing in wind engineering and has consulted on some of the world’s tallest structures was recently profiled as the cover story on ENR magazine. Click here
HGC Engineering’s Wind Energy division has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation to measure wind turbine noise emissions, to the exacting methods of IEC-61400-11. The international accreditation means that the Mississauga, Ontario consultants have the necessary expertise and laboratory quality management system for doing verification audits or warranty claim issues, or for investigating noise complaints by communities and municipalities.
Smith + Andersen have opened a new office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which will be led by Troy Droesbeck and Tyler Hughes. The mechanical and electrical company now has 400 employees across Canada. It has already done work in Nova Scotia, including at Purdy’s Wharf and Dalhousie University Life Sciences Institute. The company is currently helping to design the new Downtown Moncton Arena in New Brunswick and the Western Memorial Health Centre in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.