Wind assessment company to expand and create jobs in Quispamsis

QUISPAMSIS (GNB) – Sentrex Wind Services Inc., a provider of wind assessment services, is undertaking a $493,000 capital expansion with support from the provincial government. The expansion will result in the creation of eight new full-time jobs.

“Economic growth and job creation are top priorities for your government,” said Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “An investment at an innovative company like Sentrex has the added bonus of boosting our province’s clean energy sector, which is an important and growing part of any modern economy.”

The investment will help the company increase its capabilities for remote sensing of wind by expanding its SoDAR fleet, erecting a validation tower and incorporating its proprietary power supply technology, monitoring and controls to add value and reliability to remote sensing measurement. The company currently employs 11 people in Quispamsis.

“We appreciate the support of Opportunities NB as we move to make Sentrex Wind a significant player in the North American wind industry,” said Darlene Gillis, company vice-president. “We are proud to be New Brunswick entrepreneurs who are rapidly gaining recognition for our expertise in remote sensing technology and for the value we bring to the table in terms of clean tech and innovation.”

In support of its expansion, the company is eligible for $74,007 in support from Opportunities NB, which is a Crown corporation that works to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. It provides support services for businesses across the province. Opportunities NB is also providing a $35,000 non-repayable contribution for the company’s market development.

Opportunities NB estimates that the newly created jobs would contribute $1.6 million to the province’s GDP over three years and create an additional $107,000 in provincial taxes over the same period.

Sentrex Wind Services began operations in 2006 and currently provides wind assessment services to wind developers, turbine manufacturers and other businesses. Clients include regional, national and international wind energy companies operating in Canada.

Media Contact(s):

Jeff Hull, communications, Opportunities NB, 506-453-8694,