Sarnia Energy Park helps lower manufacturing costs

With the Sarnia Regional Cogeneration Plant as its anchor tenant, Bluewater Energy Park is now able to offer new tenants electricity at “behind-the-fence” rates. Bluewater Energy Park project manager, Brian Heaman says that the final stage of remediation is now underway at the Vidal Street Site, left vacant when Dow Chemical ceased manufacturing in Sarnia, Ontario. Over the past two years the 108.5 hectare (268 acre) site has undergone significant ecological rehabilitation to address the environmental responsibilities of its former owner. When the work is fully completed later this summer, the Park will be ready to accept applications from qualified industrial and business tenants.

”Moving forward, Bluewater Energy Park will be part of a greener, more sustainable future, both for this rehabilitated industrial site and the greater Bluewater Region,” said Project Manager, Brian Heaman.

Bluewater Energy Park includes 68.8 hectares (170 acres) of fully serviced land available for purchase by industries seeking clean, low cost power and steam. The Park features deep water dock access to trans-oceanic and Great Lakes shipping through the St. Clair River. The Bluewater River Centre, a 110 thousand square foot office, laboratory and meeting complex situated at the back of the Park with a scenic view of the St. Clair River, is also available for lease on both an exclusive or shared basis. All energy, heating and cooling for the River Centre are subject to the same low energy ”behind the fence” pricing as the Park’s manufacturing facilities.

“Sustainable, low cost electrical power and steam are a distinct business advantage. Especially for high energy businesses needing easy access to NAFTA markets, Bluewater’s economics look very good,” concluded Brian Heaman.

About Bluewater Energy Park
The Bluewater Energy Park was created in 2009 when TransAlta purchased property adjacent to its Sarnia Regional Cogeneration Plant formerly occupied by Dow Chemical. The purchase gave TransAlta land for future expansion, a large office complex and 68.8 hectares (170 acres) of serviced brown space manufacturing land for development by industries seeking clean, sustainable energy.

For more information Contact

Brian Heaman or Peter Smith
Telephone: 519-464-5959

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