ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Caribbean Potential Market for EnvironmentalIndustry Environmental businesses in Nova Scotia are meeting potential newcustomers this week. A group of government officials from several Caribbean countriesare visiting the province from today, Sept. 8, until Friday,Sept. 10, to learn about solid waste management, includingrecycling and composting. “These countries are ready to start improving their wastemanagement systems and they’re looking for guidance from NovaScotia’s government and businesses as world leaders in thisarea,” said Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash. “We’rehappy to help these countries with our expertise, and develop newmarkets for our environmental industry at the same time.” Nova Scotia diverts half of its waste from landfills and employsmore than 3,000 people in the solid waste-resource field. Thesebusinesses now have an opportunity to export their knowledge andproducts to other countries while continuing their work to keepNova Scotia clean. “Showing other countries how we do things in Nova Scotia givesour companies international exposure so they can expand into newmarkets,” said Rick Joseph, executive director of the Nova ScotiaEnvironmental Industry Association. “Their growth is good for theeconomy in Nova Scotia, and it’s good for the health of ourplanet.” Four representatives are here from the Bahamas, Trinidad andTobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Their visit has beenco-ordinated by the Department of Environment and Labour and theResource Recovery Fund Board. They will tour facilities for recycling, composting, used-tirerecycling, and disposal of construction and demolition waste.They will learn about all the components of Nova Scotia’sstrategy for solid waste-resource management. They will also meet environmental engineers, consultants andother specialists in the province’s environmental industry. Nova Scotia has co-ordinated tours of its facilities for manycountries, including Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Japan,Ireland, Iceland, India, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
MONTREAL – Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to build a natural gas plant in the United States.The Montreal-based company says it will construct the Keys Energy Center project, a 755-megawatt facility, in Prince George’s County, Md.PSEG Power, which acquired the operation last month, has said it will cost between $825 million to $875 million to build.SNC-Lavalin says about 700 jobs are expected during construction and the plant will require more than 20 employees once it opens in 2018. SNC-Lavalin awarded contract to build natural gas plant in Maryland by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 22, 2015 1:46 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email