OPG breaks ground on project that will bring the Saunders plant to the
CORNWALL, ON, May 29 /CNW/ - Construction on the new St. Lawrence Power
Development Visitor Centre officially started today when officials from the
community and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) broke ground at a sod turning
The community and tourists will have a chance to learn about OPG,
electricity generation and the history of the construction of the St. Lawrence
Seaway and Power Project and its impact on the St Lawrence River communities.
"We're very excited to see the centre underway," said Jim Moreland, OPG's
Ottawa/St. Lawrence Plant Group Manager.
Moreland noted that the centre was designed with input from the
community, adding "this is only fitting as this building is something the
entire City of Cornwall should view with pride."
City of Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger remarked that he was very pleased to
see this Visitor Centre finally under construction. "This will be a tremendous
asset to the Cornwall community, students and our tourist industry" added
Stormont Dundas & South Glengarry MPP Jim Brownell said that he was very
pleased to see that people will once again be able to learn about OPG and the
history of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project. "The project had a
profound impact on this part of eastern Ontario and its story should be told
as part of our heritage. The historical associations in this area were pleased
to have been consulted about the Centre's design from the outset," stated
The centre, which will cost about $8.3 million, will be constructed by M.
Sullivan and Son of Arnprior. It's expected to open late summer 2010.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating its tenth year of service
to the province. Building on a proud history, OPG provides the people and
industry of Ontario with clean, safe and reliable electricity - just as it has
For further information:
For further information: Linda Halliday, Public Affairs Officer,
Ottawa/St. Lawrence Plant Group, (613) 932-3072 x3304