Mortenson has expanding its presence in Canada. The U.S. construction firm, an affiliate of M. A. Mortenson Company, opened its first office in Canada at 6711 Mississauga Road in Mississauga, Ont. Jones Lang LaSalle’s senior vice president Scott Watson and sales representative Tyler Kenny represented Mortenson Canada in the 7,000-square-foot transaction. “The firm is currently working on several renewable energy projects in the region and this new location will be ideally situated to attract talented staff to further its success in the Canadian renewal energy marketplace as well as the other markets they serve,” said Watson.
In Canada, Mortenson has erected (including wind projects currently under construction) 328 wind turbines, generating 687.2 megawatts of natural wind power. Mortenson completed its first wind power project in Canada in 2006 when it completed the Prince 1 Wind Power Project near Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
The company’s latest wind power project is the Comber Wind Project, which will be built near Lakeshore, Ont., located south of Lake St. Clair. Mortenson will begin construction on a new 165.5-megawatt wind power facility for Canadian-based developer, Brookfield Renewable Power. The Comber Wind Project is being built right next to the Gosfield Wind Project, which Mortenson recently completed in September. For this project, Mortenson is erecting 72 Siemens 2.3-megawatt turbines for a total projected output of 165.6 megawatts, which will provide electricity to more than 21,500 households.