SaskPower could be building a new generation site in Moose Jaw.
The city says Saskpower is looking to buy land in the new industrial park, near Highway 2, to better serve the region’s natural gas needs.
Mayor Fraser Tolmie said council has shown support for this project and it would be a great foundation stone for the industrial park. “This would bring a lot of job opportunities to boost local economy. you will see a lot of trickle down effect as a result of that. This is a really good thing for the City of Moose Jaw and we are very excited.”
Tolmie expanded on the number of jobs it could bring to the city saying, “the numbers that I’m getting quoted are over 600 for the building and construction phase. I think I’m being a little conservative on that, I actually think the numbers will be a little bit higher at 700 to 750. That’s great for the construction phase.” He adds that, “I believe we are looking at 25 full-time employees once the plant is up and running.”
Based on similar sized projects in Swift Current, this plant could be worth over $750-million dollars.
“We would like to see it here in the city of Moose Jaw and we are very grateful to have gotten to this point with SaskPower,” said Tolmie.
He adds that council has given the initial approval for the land agreement and more details are expected to be released Friday at noon.