For Immediate Release
May 31st, 2022 – Trades NL is pleased to see the recent announcement by Cenovus Energy Inc. and partners to restart the West White Rose Project offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2020, the cancellation of construction on the project caused a devastating blow to skilled trade workers across Newfoundland and Labrador and since then, Trades NL has been heavily advocating for re-investment into the project.
“The West White Rose Project is critical to the future of our province’s building trades and construction industry,” says Trades NL’s Executive Director, Darin King. “We see this as a positive step forward – one that will play a key role in creating opportunities for our world-class, highly trained, diverse, safe and highly productive tradespersons throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. We recognize the importance of this immense opportunity – that its revival will create jobs for thousands of workers and help them to support their families and communities. We’d like to thank the Provincial Government, Premier Furey and Minister Parsons for their support, engagement and dialogue on this issue and look forward to working with Cenovus Energy to ensure the project reaches its maximum potential.”
About the West White Rose Project
West White Rose is expected to generate nearly $20B in GDP and more than $7B in labour income for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians over its 14-year project life. Creating roughly 250 permanent platform jobs and up to 1,500 more direct and indirect jobs.
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About Trades NL
Trades NL is an umbrella labour organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, representing more than 18,000 skilled trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. For 70 years, our craft continues to construct, fabricate and maintain some of the world’s most complex facilities.