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Pirate Harbour Wind Farm

Clean Power
Point Tupper, Nova Scotia
Memorandum of Understanding
Port Hawkesbury Paper

Optimizing Port Hawkesbury Paper Mill’s operation while reducing greenhouse gas emissions

With support from the Province of Nova Scotia, the Mill and IFE are evaluating the potential development of a 112-megawatt wind farm, comprised of 28 four megawatt wind turbines, 15 kilometres of overland transmission lines and two kilometres of subsea cables.

Fast facts

Reduce the Mill's carbon footprint
Increase use of clean energy
Environmentally sustainable optimization of the Mill’s operations
Support the largest industrial employer in the region

The Pirate Harbour Wind Farm will reduce the Mill’s reliance on fossil fuels for energy, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. The project adds clean, renewable energy generation to Nova Scotia’s main transmission system and will help optimize the Mill’s operations.

The Mill is the largest industrial employer in the region and will continue to contribute to the economic prosperity of the province.

Our role as an advisor means that our team of experts will conduct analysis, review the project’s estimated costs and revenues, explore financing options, assess environmental, social and economic benefits. We will potentially invest in the project, pending due diligence and decision-making by our Board.

Benefits of CIB involvement

We will advise on the development of the wind farm by Port Hawkesbury Paper and IFE Project Management Canada, which includes project due diligence and financial modelling.

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Pirate Habour Windmills
IFE Project Management Canada Inc

IFE is very pleased to work with CIB and Port Hawkesbury Paper on the development of this green infrastructure project. A decision to build this wind farm will be a landmark in Atlantic Canada, as it will be the first time that a pulp and paper mill, or any large industrial facility, has chosen to work with a wind developer to purchase green energy to fuel its activities.

Keith Towse, Chief Executive Officer
Port Hawkesbury Paper

Port Hawkesbury Paper is excited to continue the evaluation of the Pirate Harbour Wind Farm with the assistance of the CIB and the support of the Province in order to help further governmental commitments on the environment and enhance long-term environmentally sustainable paper production at the Mill.

Bevan Lock, Co-Mill Manager
Province of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change, and we have reached this position while keeping electricity rates stable. Now, we have set the most ambitious emission reduction targets in the country. The potential of adding more clean, renewable wind energy to our province could help us achieve our goals, while supporting the future of one of the largest employers in rural Nova Scotia. That’s why we are pleased to see this project coming forward for consideration.

Hon. Derek Mombourquette