Energy

Kelson & Kelson Ltd began business in Saint John in 1964 under Rupert Kelson Jr. The company’s roots are modest; it began with house painting and crack filling. “My father started with about $500 in his pocket,” notes Terry Kelson, Rupert’s son and company president since 1991. “He started painting and crack filling houses and […]

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In 2016, Siemens Canada, NB Power, and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) — with support from Opportunities NB (ONB) and ACOA — combined their efforts to create the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN), solidifying New Brunswick as a hub of smart grid-related innovation. Sonya Hull is a Consultant with Siemens Digital Grid, Energy Business Advisory […]

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SimpTek Technologies is a Fredericton-based startup helping power utilities and their customers understand energy usage through data collection. The company was recently named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. They were the only company in the Maritime Provinces to receive this recognition. We spoke with Keelen Gagnon, Chief Operating Officer, […]

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Caleb Grove grew up in Africa, living in Cameroon for nearly a decade. During his time there he conceived a renewable energy solution that would become the basis of his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems. His goal is to bring electricity to regions of rural Africa that have never seen power before. Returning to Canada he was able […]

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Edmonton’s Rally Engineering is a multi-discipline engineering company launched in 2006 to service the Alberta energy industry. Due to its early success, the company has since diversified its workforce beyond Alberta. In 2012 it created an office in Fredericton, New Brunswick, home to one of the largest concentrations of engineers per capita in Canada. VP of Business […]

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BASE Engineering is a market leader in radio remote control technology having now deployed more than 75,000 systems worldwide. With clients located in nearly every corner of the globe, BASE chose the most strategic location they could to build its world-class facilities; Saint John, New Brunswick. In addition to being a market leader, the company was […]

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Miramichi, New Brunswick’s Sunny Corner Enterprises Inc. (SCE) has been offering their industrial construction and manufacturing expertise to a variety of clients across the mining, pulp and paper, nuclear, and oil and gas industries for over 50 years now. Beginning in the mid-1960s as a heating and plumbing company, Sunny Corner has now grown into a […]

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Faced with aging infrastructure, electrical utilities are increasingly looking into smart grid technology to enhance and control their grids, and to get a better handle on load management. Smart grid projects, however, only work efficiently with participation from end customers. Utilities are also spending money on traditional campaigns that often show no significant amount of […]

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Belledune’s Contendo Training Solutions offers online competency, custom and safety training programs specially tailored to serve clients in the oil and gas sector, and other traditional industries. The company’s main programs are site-specific, and unique to each customer’s facility and its specifications. Contendo’s offerings help improve both the efficiency and safety of oil and gas […]

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As part of our preparation for the FIHAV 2015 Havana International Fair, Opportunities NB (ONB) recently worked with David Verbiwski, Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Cuba, to present an informative session on doing business in Cuba, and the overall state of Canada-Cuba relations. The FIHAV fair begins on November 2, 2015 and […]

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Green Imaging Technologies (GIT) specializes in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) solutions for special core analysis in the petroleum sector. Their software is used to measure valuable rock and fluid properties to help oil and gas companies make critical exploration and production decisions. Jill Green, Co-Founder and CEO, is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) […]

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