FNX-INNOV awarded at Quebec’s consulting engineering gala

FNX-INNOV awarded at Quebec’s consulting engineering gala

With three nominations in the 2020 edition of the prestigious competition recognizing engineering excellence, the firm emerged as the winner in the Energy category for its excellent work with the rehabilitation of the Sturgeon Falls hydroelectric power plant.

There was a lot of excitement in the air on Tuesday, October 13, as the 18th edition of the Grand Prix du génie-conseil got underway. Our various teams involved in the three nominations for which the firm was in contention were glued to their screens waiting for the results of the competition. Like the 700 participants in this virtual edition of the gala, our teams went through a range of emotions typical of this type of competition despite the distance that separated us. Stéphane Bellavance’s animation helped to relax the atmosphere with a good dose of humor while highlighting the exceptional work of the winners.

Our expertise highlighted

For this edition, FNX-INNOV was proudly represented in the Building – Mechanical-Electrical, Energy and Young Talent categories. For the Building and Young Talent categories, we were nominated thanks to the excellent work and leadership of our energy efficiency expert Massi Ourtirane. His dedication to the renovation project of the University of Sherbrooke’s School of Music helped create real added value for the client in a highly complex context. In the end, it was our engineering-construction expertise that was awarded the prestigious Energy category at the end of the ceremony, a tremendous source of pride for the firm as well as for the person in charge of the project, our expert Danny Parison.

“A lot of pride today… First, I would like to thank our team at FNX-INNOV and AXC Construction, as well as our partners, Canadian Hydro Components and Eneraxion, and the world’s best client, Greg Carello of West Nipissing Power Generation. It is thanks to everyone’s support that we completed this project two months ahead of schedule and within budget. Given the team’s good performance, the client was able to benefit from the savings realized as a partner in this project conducted in an open-book management environment.”

Danny Parison, P.Eng. – Project Manager and Vice President for the Construction Division

This recognition of our expertise in managing innovative projects in the energy sector confirms the quality of our engineering-construction services in EPC mode. The Sturgeon Falls project allowed a small community to take charge of the refurbishment of its hydroelectric assets by maximizing energy efficiency while minimizing economic and environmental costs. Approximately 50 employees from Quebec and Ontario took part in this complex project, including our valued partners Canadian Hydro Components and Eneraxion.

We are proud to be able to showcase the achievements of our teams and are grateful for the work of AFG-Québec in organizing this gala, which showcases Quebec’s engineering expertise. We hope to have the chance to take part in this beautiful event next year!