IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 9, 2019) – Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) has submitted a major project permit application to the Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister responsible for QEC, requesting approval to build a new head office in Baker Lake.
If the application is approved, construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2020 and is expected to be completed by fall 2021. The proposed project is estimated to cost $13 million.
“I will make my decision once I have reviewed QEC’s application and consulted with the Utility Rates Review Council,” said the Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister responsible for QEC.
Pursuant to Section 18.1(2) of the Qulliq Energy Corporation Act, Qulliq Energy Corporation requires ministerial approval in advance of undertaking a major capital project that has a total cost that exceeds $5 million.
The construction of a new head office building in Baker Lake would address multiple issues including inadequate space to accommodate all administration staff in one location and the near-term termination of the lease for one of the office spaces. Currently, there are 41 employees working in three different offices in the community.
“Increasing operational efficiencies and creating a unified and organized work environment for Baker Lake employees are priorities for the corporation,” said Bruno Pereira, QEC’s President and CEO.
For more information on the major project permit application for Baker Lake’s new head office, please visit www.qec.nu.ca.
Acting Manager, Corporate Communications
Qulliq Energy Corporation