Collaboration is EPCOR's oxygen
The development and nurturing of Public Private Partnership (P3) projects are among our many efforts to grow our company, create value for our shareholder, and contribute to environmental sustainability.
by Curtis Gillespie
Everything on this earth exists in partnership. Philosophy and science remind us of this on a daily basis, and it applies as much, if not more, to the challenges we face as to the joys we share. Which is why EPCOR’s Britannia Mine project is such an important example of how to conduct a partnership at multiple levels, levels far beyond the details of any contract.
Howe Sound is one of the most stunning locations on the planet. Located north of Vancouver, B.C., it leads most of the way to Whistler, terminating in Squamish about 10 kilometres up the road from the old mine site and where the Britannia Mine Museum now operates. On a sunny day, it’s impossible to imagine anything but perfection flowing out of this landscape.
Unfortunately, the decommissioned Britannia Mine was far from perfect. It operated from 1904 to 1974 and at its peak it was the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Nearly 60,000 people lived and worked there, which is hard to imagine today as you drive through the tiny hamlet. When operating and after it closed, the site was poisoning the Sound.
An ecological concern