HAMILTON, ON, Nov. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - The City of Hamilton has placed its
support behind the Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON), a consortium
of Lake Ontario based organizations formed last week to encourage and
facilitate the development of offshore wind power in Ontario.
At its meeting on Wednesday, the City of Hamilton passed a Council
motion supporting the formation of the consortium and recognizing the
importance of the estimated $850 million in direct economic benefits to
the members of the local wind energy supply chain and the City of
"Hamilton is the heart of Canada's manufacturing sector and clearly we
believe with our industry expertise, know-how and skilled labour
force, our city can play a central role in the LOON network," said City
of Hamilton Ward 15 Councilor Judi Partridge. "With strong industry
partnerships, the Port of Hamilton and an experienced wind supply chain
network, this project is an exciting opportunity for Hamilton and we
are proud to be part of it".
The City of Hamilton's support is the latest in a number of Hamilton
organizations joining together for this effort. Hamilton consortium
members include McKeil Marine, Bermingham Foundation Solutions, Walters
Inc., Samuel Sons & Co., and the Hamilton Port Authority.
"The Lake Ontario Offshore Network is pleased to have the City of
Hamilton join in our efforts to encourage the Ontario government to
prepare for the anticipated growth in offshore wind energy and to do
what it can to attract these jobs and investments to Ontario," stated
Ian Baines, President of Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals, a member of
the Lake Ontario Offshore Network.
SOURCE Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON)
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Media Contact - Lake Ontario Offshore Network