Northland Named Business of the Year
Northland Power Inc., an international producer of wind, solar, and thermal power in business for over 25 years, was named Business of the Year by the Netherlands-Canadian Chamber of Commerce at its annual luncheon in the Hague on November 12, 2014.
The award recognizes companies who have advanced the relationship between Canada and the Netherlands. Northland was selected from a shortlist of three companies based on its role as majority equity shareholder in Gemini, a 600MW offshore wind project located approximately 85 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea.
“It is an honour to receive this award,” said John Brace, CEO of Northland Power. “Our involvement in Gemini illustrates the mutual benefits that can result from collaboration between our two countries. We look forward to having a significant and positive long-term impact on the Netherlands economy while creating jobs and helping the Netherlands achieve its renewable energy goals. I would like to thank the governments of both Canada and the Netherlands for their support, which has been fundamental to the project’s success.”
Said James Lambert, Canada’s Ambassador to the Netherlands: “As Ambassador, I am delighted with the choice of Northland Power for this award. The company demonstrates the power of partnership by enabling Canada’s largest-ever investment in the Netherlands, which will help to meet Dutch electricity needs through the production of green energy, CO2 reductions, and Canadian know-how.”
The Netherlands-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which was established before the Second World War, is a proactive, non-government, non-profit, voluntary organization of companies and individuals who contribute to the Canada-Netherlands relationship through their activities in business, cultural, educational and other spheres. The Chamber’s primary mission is to promote stronger economic ties between the Netherlands and Canada while seeking to raise public awareness of the special relationship between the two countries.