1/12/2009, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan & Associates, Visnick & Caulfield and WB Engineers recently celebrated the grand opening of Brookfield Renewable Power’s United States Operations Headquarters. Lt. Governor Timothy P. Murray and U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern attended as did several town and state officials including Nancy Stevens, Mayor of the City of Marlborough; State Representative Danielle Gregoire and State Senator Jamie Eldridge for the unveiling of this important project at 200 Donald Lynch Boulevard in Marlborough.
The 29,000 square foot project serves as BRP’s new corporate headquarters for their United States Operations. It will house the company’s multi-million dollar command center that will remotely control it’s 100 plus power facilities across the country as well as Brookfield’s U.S. executives, accounting and finance departments.
JCA worked collaboratively with Visnick & Caulfield Associates and WB Engineers to complete this significant project that created 100 new jobs for Massachusetts. The new cutting edge National System Control Center is a full service monitoring center overseeing many of their power plants. Employees working in the control center will monitor equipment and sensors in the hydro plants, along with water levels and flow rates, said Viggo Lundhild, Vice President of the control center. They will also coordinate with the independent systems operators that run local power grids to know when power is needed. It includes redundant power plants and generators along with multiple CRAC units and gaseous fire suppression systems.
Additional features include new state-of-the art offices, high-tech conference rooms, a sophisticated reception area, modern bathrooms and a new café for the employees. Finishes include floating acoustical ceiling clouds, specialty lighting, porcelain tile, and vinyl plank floors.
JCA’s Special Projects Division was chosen for this project due to the team’s successful history completing fast-track tenant fit-out projects and for its reputation for providing world class customer service.
Brookfield Renewable Power is the latest addition to JCA’s Special Projects Division’s expanding portfolio. Recent projects include Brontes Technologies, Bladelogic, The Boston Spine Group and General Compression to name a few.
About Brookfield Renewable Power
Brookfield Renewable Power Inc., wholly-owned by Brookfield Asset Management Inc., has more than 100 years of experience as an owner, operator and developer of hydroelectric power facilities. Its total portfolio includes more than 160 generating facilities with approximately 4,000 megawatts of capacity. It also has a substantial hydroelectric and wind project pipeline. Brookfield Renewable Power’s operations are primarily located in North America and Brazil. Brookfield Asset Management Inc., focused on property, power and infrastructure assets, has approximately US$90 billion of assets under management and is listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbols BAM and BAM.A, respectively, and on Euronext Amsterdam under the symbol BAMA. For more information, please visit Brookfield Renewable Power’s website at www.brookfieldpower.com and Brookfield Asset Management’s website at www.brookfield.com.
About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1996, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), headquartered in Quincy, MA with an office in New York City, is one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in pre-construction services and challenging construction projects. JC&A provides world-class services to select high-profile clients in the corporate, private school, life science, industrial/manufacturing, recreational, healthcare, advanced technology and sustainable building markets. JC&A’s reputation has earned assignments from select clients, including Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Acceleron Pharma, Draper Laboratory, Verenium, Parexel International, Control Delivery Systems, Millipore Corporation Reebok International, The TJX Companies, Inc., Thayer Academy, New England Sports Network (NESN), Liberty Mutual, Tufts University, The MathWorks, and General Electric.
JCA is proud to have been the Construction Manager for Viega’s North American Training and Office facility, which was designed by Spagnolo Gisness & Associates and the recipient of the “IIDA New England Interior Design Award” for best sustainable design. The Boston Business Journal ranked JC&A as one of the “Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies” and one of the “Top Corporate Philanthropists” in the state, Boston SF recognized JC&A as “Construction Firm of the Year,” and the Ohio Casualty Group presented JC&A with the Platinum Safety Award for an outstanding safety record. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.
Congressman Jim McGovern with Dave Preble and Viggo Lundhild, Brookfield Renewable Power in the new National Control Center