Why Southeast Saskatchewan

Southeast Saskatchewan provides a space unlike any other in North America. From its’ extreme weather, -40C winters to +40C summers, its’ powerful winds to receiving 2500 hours of sunshine. Our location makes the perfect natural laboratory for applied research and product development in energy generation, transmission and storage.

Our region has access to some hot but deep geothermal formations. To which we already have applied research projects in our community, from heating to power generation.

 

Our Skilled Work Force

Our region has a long history in the energy industry, from coal mining, power generation to oil and gas production, resulting in a highly skilled population. 50% of our working population holds a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree. 13% of those have a certification in a trade and another 13% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

CCS / CCUS Infrastructure

Estevan’s Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Project houses the first power station in the world to successfully use Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, providing a rare and mature CCS infrastructure. CCS is the key for many new forms of energy generation.

Connection to NAFTA 

Estevan is only 15 minutes away, via long-haul truck, from the largest GDP in the world, the USA. The north-south mainline of CP Rail runs right through Southeast Saskatchewan, and a proposed merger with Kansas City Southern connects us with all 3 NAFTA Nations.

With companies such as Tesla building a GigaFactory in Mexico, Mexico’s Electric Car Market size, which is currently estimated at USD $0.51 billion, is expected to reach USD $4.11 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 51.79% .

Mexico’s Manufacturing market is projected to amount to USD $181.00bn in 2024 with a compound annual growth rate of 3.30% in the next four years (CAGR 2024–2028). Output in the Manufacturing market is projected to amount to USD $540.20bn in 2024.

This means our clients, once they have moved to the commercialization and manufacturing stages, will have a direct link to Mexico’s manufacturing industry, not just the U.S.

Aerospace

Estevan’s Regional Airport has 2 paved runways. The main runway is 5000’ long and 100’ wide. The critical aircraft is a Boeing 737 and has a pavement load factor of 10. It offers G.P.S. approaches on both ends. The secondary runway is 3000’ long and 75’ wide. The critical aircraft for it is a Dash 8, and the pavement load factor is 9. It also offers G.P.S. approaches on both runway ends.

Estevan’s well developed regional airport, being situated in Class G uncontrolled airspace, has little air traffic. This gives Estevan the perfect place for applied research and product development in aerospace energy solutions.

Agriculture

Saskatchewan is Canada’s agricultural province.  34,128 farms utilize 60.3 million acres of land, the largest share in Canada at 39.2%.

Plus, our location has direct access to North Dakota (39.3 million acres), South Dakota (43 million acres) and Montana’s (58 million acres) agricultural industries.

Local expertise and infrastructure enhance the location for applied research and product development in agricultural energy solutions.

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403a 9th Ave, Estevan, SK S4A 2V4

306.634.2724

techhub@estevan.ca