Sep 20, 2019
Saint John, NB – Reflecting on the tremendous success of the September 12th Supply Chain Roundtable Event in Saint John, New Brunswick, Norman JD Sawyer, President & CEO of ARC Canada states “I was very impressed with the level of support from all levels of government and by the various companies and organizations that joined us for our event. Our vision of manufacturing an inherently safe, low cost and emission free technology right here in our backyard was very well received and I firmly believe that this event laid the foundation for this to occur”.
More than 130 manufacturers and nuclear industry members joined ARC Canada to discuss its long-term goals. “As we continue to develop the full scope of our supply chain, it is easy to see that the economic impact would be significant and beneficial for both New Brunswick and Canada” said Norman Sawyer. “Our vision is not to exclude any other province, but to build a manufacturing hub that includes New Brunswick, leading to a truly integrated and inclusive Canadian nuclear industry”.
The event attracted several notable keynote speakers who displayed their support for ARC Canada including the Hon. Mike Holland New Brunswick Minister Energy and Resource Development, Karen Ludwig, representing the federal riding of New Brunswick Southwest, Don Darling, Mayor of Saint John and Gaetan Thomas, President & CEO NB Power. Also in attendance was the Hon. Andrea Anderson-Mason, Q.C., Minister of Justice, Attorney General & Minister Responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, and provincial Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers.
Panellist at the event included Dr. Herbert Emery, University of New Brunswick, David Paul, Aboriginal Resource Consultant and Ron Marcolin, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters who all agreed that a significant opportunity has presented itself to New Brunswick. In fact, several speakers and panel members noted similarities in terms of the long-term economic impact comparable to the New Brunswick forest industry, a major force in the provincial economy.
Furthermore, during his speech to the full capacity crowd on hand, Norman Sawyer pointed out that “since the basis of our technology has proven itself safe and reliable by world leading experts, over a number of decades, we are poised to meet the requirements put forth by NB Power and other clients in Canada and worldwide”.
ARC Canada is now preparing for its first-year anniversary of opening its office in Saint John, New Brunswick on October 2nd. In addition to this celebration, ARC Canada will make an announcement regarding a significant milestone being reached in its program.
About ARC Canada
ARC Canada is a clean energy technology company developing the ARC-100, an advanced small modular reactor (SMR) that provides inherently safe, reliable, economically competitive, and carbon-free energy with fueling versatility and significant waste reduction. ARC Canada has established its Head Office in Saint John, New Brunswick with a goal of promoting business and economic development within Canada. New Brunswick provides the key success elements for the development of the ARC-100 technology in Canada; a strong energy background, an experienced and effective electric utility, a flexible and highly competent work force and academia that can support development and innovation. ARC Canada envisions the creation of a sustainable supply chain delivering economic growth, well-paying supply chain jobs and the opportunity for New Brunswick and Canada to take the lead in the advanced small modular reactor technology field.
More Information on ARC is available online at www.arcenergy.co
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