The integration will unify manufacturing and sales by combining sales functions of HCL with HCI’s procurement and manufacturing functions. The move is designed to expedite decision-making and improve management efficiency in an effort to enhance the competitiveness of the power systems business in the Canadian market.
In 1971, Hitachi established HCL as a regional sales company in Canada, and in 1988 established HCI as a manufacturing base for power generation equipment. In 2002, Hitachi won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from EPCOR Power Development Corp., a power utility based in Alberta, for the 495 MW Genesee Phase 3 project, one of Canada’s first supercritical pressure coal-fired thermal power plants. In 2007, Hitachi won a turnkey order of facilities for 495 MW supercritical pressure coal-fired thermal power generation equipment for the Keephills Unit 3 by EPCOR and TransAlta Corp.
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