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Ottawa Valley firm to build new clean-energy water turbines

Carleton Place, ON - The province of Ontario is helping Norcan Hydraulic Turbine Inc. -- a clean energy equipment manufacturer in Carleton Place, ON, near Ottawa  -- acquire new machinery and expand its plant, creating 12 new jobs and...


Carleton Place, ON – The province of Ontario is helping Norcan Hydraulic Turbine Inc. — a clean energy equipment manufacturer in Carleton Place, ON, near Ottawa  — acquire new machinery and expand its plant, creating 12 new jobs and supporting close to 30 additional construction jobs.

“The support from the province will help us expand our capacity and increase our efficiency, allowing us to take advantage of significant exporting opportunities,” said Joseph Martin, president of Norcan.

Using new, state-of-the-art equipment, Norcan will design and manufacture larger water turbines that generate clean electricity from moving water. The company exports its products around the world and expects to double its global market share with the expansion.

Norcan plans to expand its sales in South America and Central America, and serve additional customers in Canada and the United States.

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“This investment by the government of Ontario will give Norcan Hydraulic Turbine Inc. the edge it needs to compete and win in the global marketplace,” said Sandra Pupatello, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade. “Norcan’s expansion will also support additional construction jobs and help the economy of Carleton Place as it turns the corner.”