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Pennecon Limited Responds To Recent Inquiries About Payments Made To 2011 Federal Campaign of Mr. Peter Penashue

Pennecon Limited Responds To Recent Inquiries About Payments Made To 2011 Federal Campaign of Mr. Peter Penashue

November 1, 2012, St. John’s, NL - In recent days, questions have arisen concerning contributions made by some Pennecon Limited executives to the 2011 federal campaign of Mr. Peter Penashue. Pennecon has been in contact with Elections Canada to offer its full cooperation in responding to any questions that the office may have.

Pennecon and its executives place a high priority on ethical and transparent practices. It is assessing the current situation and conducting an internal review.

Pennecon Heavy Civil Awarded Muskrat Falls Access Road Construction Contract

Pennecon Heavy Civil Awarded Muskrat Falls Access Road Construction Contract

Pennecon Heavy Civil Limited, through Liannu Limited, its affiliated Innu Partner Company, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to Design and Construct the Access Road to the Lower Churchill Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Development.

Work on this project involves the design and construction of 22 kilometers of Access Road to an RLU70 standard.

The work began in June 2012 and is scheduled for completion end November, 2012.

The site of Muskrat Falls is located on the lower reaches of the Churchill River, 35 kilometers west of the town of Happy Valley - Goose Bay.

The Access Road is from the south side via a road extension from the existing Trans Labrador Highway.

Pennecon Ltd. named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies of 2011

Pennecon Ltd. named one of Canada’s 50 best managed companies of 2011

The Telegram -  Pennecon Limited has been chosen as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies of 2011, in an announcement in the National Post by Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

“Pennecon Limited has enjoyed more than 40 years of business success, and is very pleased to be honoured with this distinction,” said Pennecon Founder and Chairman, Ches Penney. “We are committed to providing the best product and service possible, and are very humbled to be recognized by such a prestigious organization.”

The award was presented at a banquet awards ceremony in Toronto on March 27, 2012.

“I am very proud of all of our employees throughout the divisions of Pennecon Limited,” said Pennecon Limited CEO and Partner, Larry Puddister. “It is because of the commitment to excellence in safety by our employees, and their dedication and hard work at Pennecon Heavy Civil, Concrete, Energy and Real Estate Divisions that our company has excelled in our fields and received this award. Our employees are our greatest resource and we are very grateful to them for their contributions to Pennecon Limited.”

Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is an organization established in 1993. Every year, hundreds of companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practice. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queens’ School of Business. For more information, visit

Pennecon Privateers Announce Honorary Captain for 2011 TELUS Cup

Pennecon Privateers Announce Honorary Captain for 2011 TELUS Cup

March 18, 2011 - Who will the Pennecon Privateers turn to when they look for leadership and inspiration as they enter into regional play downs for the 2011 TELUS Cup? Who will inspire the team and prove to them that Newfoundlanders can succeed on the biggest stages in the country?

Jake Doyle, that's who. Oh yeah!

Allan Hawco, aka Private Investigator Jake Doyle of the hit CBC television series, Republic of Doyle, (pictured with Betty Nolan, Pennecon Limited) has been chosen to be the honorary captain of the Pennecon Privateers Major Midget hockey team. The Pennecon Privateers will be the Host Team competing against five Regional Qualifiers at the 2011 TELUS Cup at Mile One Centre in St. John's, from April 18-24th.

"We are extremely thrilled to have Allan become a part of our team as we enter final preparations for the TELUS Cup", commented Privateers Team Manager Tim Power. "Having our team based out of the Goulds Arena all season, we have been scouting Allan for a while and have been impressed by his never say die attitude, knack for knowing what it takes to win in the end and his ability to take a punch every now and then".

An ardent hockey fan and reportedly a fairly skilled rec hockey player in his own right, Allan will serve as a role model for all Privateers who are pursuing their own dreams at the 2011 TELUS Cup.

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Ches Penney Named To The Order Of Canada

Ches Penney Named To The Order Of Canada

The Telegram - November 12, 2010 - Newfoundland businessman Ches D. Penney of Conception Bay South has been named a Member of the Order of Canada, it was announced today.

Penney is among 41 recipients from across Canada to be invested to the Order on Wednesday.

According to a news release, Gov. Gen. David Johnston will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday November 17th.

Johnston will bestow the honour on three Companions, 11 Officers and 27 Members.

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada's centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 5,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

The news release states that Penney is one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most accomplished entrepreneurs in the construction, energy and real estate industries.

He is founder and chairman of the Penney Group and has made important contributions to the economic growth and industrial development of his province. His personal generosity is equal to his commitment to community. Known as a quiet philanthropist, he has generously supported an array of charitable and non-profit organizations, such as the Canadian Red Cross, The Salvation Army, the General Hospital Health Foundation and the YMCA-YWCA.

Pennecon Privateers Pull Out 5-4 Decision Over Team Canada

Pennecon Privateers Pull Out 5-4 Decision Over Team Canada

Exerpt from The Telegram - November 8, 2010 - St. John’s Privateers edge a women’s national side seeing its first opposition since Vancouver Olympics

Joe Trenholm’s goal with just over two minutes to go in the third period stood as the winner as the St. John’s Pennecon Privateers pulled out a 5-4 decision over Team Canada, which used Sunday evening’s tilt at the aptly-named Glacier in Mount Pearl, three-quarters full, as a warmup for the 4 Nations Cup which opens Tuesday at Mile One Centre in St. John’s and the Clarenville Events Centre.

The Canadians played a series of games against AAA midget boys’ teams in western Canada last winter — going 22-9 — in preparation for the Winter Olympics. In the Privateers, the national team faced a squad that will host the Telus Cup national major midget championship in the spring, and one that is 8-1 in the provincial major midget play this season.

“These games are so important for us,” said Canadian forward Rebecca Johnston. “It’s why we were so successful last year. The guys are a lot quicker, a lot stronger on the puck. For us, we don’t have as much time with the puck so we have to make quicker decisions. And that’s what challenges us, what forces us to move our feet. It’s too bad we don’t have more games like this.”

  The Winning Goal (Photo - Allison George)

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Pennecon Limited Runs For The Cure

Pennecon Limited Runs For The Cure

October 3, 2010 - For the first time, Pennecon registered a corporate team in the CIBC Run for the Cure, in aid of breast cancer research.

The run was held on October 3, 2010 in St. John's and the Pennecon Team raised $8,600. Pennecon graciously matched every dollar!!! Our team total was $17,200, a phenomenal amount for our first run!!

This year's run helped raise $33 million to provide hope to thousands of Canadians living with breast cancer.

Pennecon Limited Present Privateer Jerseys

Pennecon Limited Present Privateer Jerseys

October 1, 2010 - As the title sponsor of our Major Midget Hockey Club, Pennecon Limited are delighted to present our Privateers with their new customized game uniforms for the 2010-11 season. In the accompanying photo, Betty Nolan, on behalf of Pennecon, presents the away jersey to Privateer Captain, Marcus Power, who is wearing the new home jersey.

The Privateers send a special thank you to the fine corporate citizens at Pennecon Limited for supporting Newfoundland and Labrador's host team at this year's Telus Cup National Major Midget Hockey Championship.

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Pennecon - Seeding For The Future

Pennecon - Seeding For The Future

May 23, 2009, Foxtrap, NL - How much potential is in one Saturday morning? Enough to make breakfast and clean the garage? Enough to run the errands that didn’t get completed during the week? What about enough to advance the environmental reclamation of an area by 10 years?

Recognizing this potential, Pennecon Limited held a Family Tree Planting Day on May 23, 2009. Tossing aside their regular company roles to become junior foresters, approximately thirty employees and their families as well as several members of KEEP (Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program) volunteered their Saturday morning to plant 5000 tree seedlings. This effort was made to restore a former gravel pit previously occupied by Capital Ready Mix, a subsidiary of Pennecon’s Concrete Division. The three-hectare site is located on Incinerator Road in Foxtrap.

This project is in keeping with Pennecon’s Reclamation Policy that is designed to restore former pit and quarry sites used by the company to a natural state. The reclamation began last year when the area was sloped and seeded in preparation for planting of tree seedlings. This year, Pennecon employees replanted the area with a mixture of white pine, red pine, black spruce, and white spruce under the guidance of Bill Clarke, a professional forester from Forests Without Borders.

As part of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, this organization aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of forest resources across Canada. It enables industry professionals to use their knowledge and skills to educate groups while strengthening ecosystems. Their desire to help others was well matched with the enthusiasm of Pennecon employees to restore the gravel pit area to the natural woodland that existed prior to the company’s mining activity.

Another company full of enthusiasm is United Rentals who also joined the initiative. While thousands of trees were being planted, Lou Lawrence and Michelle Barns fired up the barbeque and provided a delicious lunch to participants. Their efforts combined with a concern for the future of the gravel pit area made Family Tree Planting Day a great showing of fun and positive environmental impact.

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Pennecon Limited applauds the signing of Hebron agreement

Pennecon Limited applauds the signing of Hebron agreement

August 20, 2008, St. John’s, NL - Ches Penney, Chairman of the Board of Pennecon Limited, today applauded all players in the signing of the Hebron-Ben Nevis offshore development agreement.

“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Chevron Canada, ExxonMobil Canada, Petro-Canada and StatoilHydro Canada are to be commended for working cooperatively and diligently to reach the historical agreement signed today,” said Penney. “This is an exciting and significant day for our province and our growing offshore oil and gas industry, in which Pennecon Limited is proud to be a major player.”

Penney said moving the Hebron project forward will not only mean a substantive boost to the local supply and service sector, it will create significant employment for our highly skilled and professional Newfoundlanders and Labradorians through extensive engineering work and construction activity.

“The Hebron project agreement signed today, which includes an equity position for the province, is the beginning of a new era in our offshore oil and gas sector and for the future development of our natural resources,” noted Penney. “Today should be a proud day for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Indeed, Pennecon is pleased to be part of our province’s oil and gas industry during this exciting time. We look forward to supporting the development of the Hebron project through our diverse service offerings.”

Pennecon Limited was established over 30 years ago. Headquartered in Newfoundland and Labrador, it has grown into to a multi-disciplined organization, providing services under its four divisions – Energy, Heavy Civil, Concrete, and Real Estate. Pennecon’s diversified structure includes projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Hebron project will mark the fourth major oilfield development off Newfoundland’s coast.

Pennecon Announces New President

Pennecon Announces New President

Ches Penney, Chairman of the Board of the Penney Group of Companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Puddister as President of Pennecon Limited.

Larry has worked with Pennecon Limited since 2005, first as the General Manager of the Heavy Civil Division and in 2006 he was appointed Pennecon's Chief Operating Officer. As President, Larry will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of Pennecon Limited. He will be challenged with moving the organization forward in a team environment to achieve continued growth and success – at home and abroad.

Larry has worked in the civil engineering and construction industry for more than 20 years and possesses a wealth of strategic, business and operational knowledge. A professional engineer, Larry holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Prior to joining Pennecon Limited, Larry held various senior roles in the construction sector including President and General Manager of Northland Contracting Inc. and Senior Project Manager with McNamara Construction Company.

Pennecon Limited was established over 30 years ago as a small construction company. It has grown into a multi-disciplined organization, providing services under its four divisions – Concrete, Heavy Civil Construction, Energy and Real Estate. Pennecon is headquartered in Newfoundland and Labrador and is a member of the Penney Group.

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Pennecon Limited pleased Hebron-Ben Nevis oil field will be developed

Pennecon Limited pleased Hebron-Ben Nevis oil field will be developed

ST. JOHN’S—August 22, 2008— Ches Penney, Chairman of the Board of Pennecon Limited, today congratulated the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, ExxonMobil Canada, Chevron Canada, Petro Canada and Norsk Hydro Canada on reaching a Memorandum of Understanding to develop the Hebron-Ben Nevis oil field off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Today’s news on the development of the Hebron field is of great significance to both the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and industry,” said Penney.  “It is welcome news for the supply and service sector, and for the many skilled and professional Newfoundlanders and Labradorians at home and away.”
Pennecon Limited is a major player in the local oil and gas industry.  The longstanding Newfoundland company has aggressively grown its energy division in recent years, but also has extensive business offerings in the construction/heavy civil, concrete and real estate fields. 

According to Penney, the development of Hebron, with the Province having an equity position in the project, will forever change the face of the development of natural resources in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“This is the first time in our province that the people will be part owners in such a large project,” said Penney.  “It’s an exciting prospect which will reflect well on our capacity to attract further business investment in the future.”

Penney said he has an appreciation for the challenges faced by all parties in trying to reach an MOU, and commends all players for their determination in reaching this ground-breaking agreement.

A developing industry, the oil and gas sector in Newfoundland and Labrador is in its infancy compared to other regions of the country.  This project will mark the fourth major oilfield development off Newfoundland’s coast.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Financial Post Financial Post

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Financial Post Financial Post
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Pennecon keeps offshore industry afloat
Energy division doubles in size inside five years

Moira Baird, CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

ST. JOHN'S - When the Henry Goodrich anchors at Conception Bay early next month, Pennecon Energy will help get that offshore drill rig ready for its next contract in U.S. waters.

It's the kind of work that has seen the energy division of Pennecon Ltd. double in size in the past five years.

"I think we can take on the rest of the world," said Don Noseworthy, vice-president of Pennecon, who runs the company's energy division.

"Our climate here, our environmental challenges have given us a unique ability. There's not that many other areas in the world that have to take on the type of challenges that we do. Once you conquer this, you can conquer many things," he said.

Newfoundland-based Pennecon began in construction in the 1970s and is now a diversified $200-million company with more than 30 subsidiaries and 1,200 employees in Atlantic Canada. About one-third of Pennecon's employees work with the energy division, which started up seven years ago.

Pennecon Energy was developed by acquiring companies, such as Hydraulics Systems Ltd., that have been around since the 1950s, and bringing them under one umbrella -- creating a one-stop service for the offshore industry. "That's how we try to market it," said Mr. Noseworthy.

"We'll give you everything from a needle to an anchor. We call it the synergy of many and the simplicity of one."

In the case of the energy division, that includes electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and fabrication services.

"They all complement each other to make the full package," said Mr. Noseworthy. "When time is money, [offshore companies] typically want you to take care of everything."

This week, Hydraulic Systems opens a new 11,500-square-foot shop outside St. John's, where the company maintains and manufactures hydraulic power units used to operate valves on drill rigs and production platforms and winches aboard fishing boats.

The company's resume includes last summer's drydock of the Terra Nova production ship in the Netherlands, refits of the drill rigs Henry Goodrich and GSF Grand Banks, and installing outdoor cables and hydraulic hoses aboard the Shell rig Kulluk, which is operating in Arctic ice in the Beaufort Sea.

That work has also taken the company to South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Bolivia.

"Our guys get around," Mr. Noseworthy said.

Next month, up to 20 employees will head to the Gulf of Mexico with the Henry Goodrich, preparing the rig for deeper waters and the hurricane season. That hydraulic and instrumentation work is scheduled to take 30 to 40 days.

For the past two years, Mr. Noseworthy said, the Alberta oilsands has also kept the company busy. "Everything from shutdown support to assembly and fabrication on site. We're just completing one project and starting another with Canadian Natural Resources." Currently, Hydraulic Systems has a $20-million contract with Canadian Natural to build and test 14 separator units for the Horizon oilsands project north of Fort MacMurray. That contract finishes this summer.

This week, the company landed another order to build power units for land-based drilling rigs.

"We fabricate right from the raw steel frame all the way through to building the control panels."

Previously, those units have ended up in Alberta, China and Singapore.

"If you can make it in this market, you can make it most markets," Mr. Noseworthy said.


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Pennecon Leading the Way in the Concrete Industry

Pennecon Leading the Way in the Concrete Industry

St. John’s, July 24, 2007 – Demonstrating its leadership in a growing concrete industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, Capital Precast Limited (CPL), a subsidiary of Pennecon Limited, has opened a new state-of-the-art precast concrete production facility just outside St. John’s.

The new production facility, which officially opens today, has resulted in the consolidation of all of CPL’s precast concrete operations in one location, enabling the company to better address clients’ needs. The facility is housed in a newly constructed 10,000 square foot building. The new building is located at CPL’s main production facilities site on the TCH, complementing CPL’s existing 20,000 square feet of production buildings. 

Capital Precast Limited General Manager Gary Guinchard said with the addition of the new facility both the drycast and wetcast plants now operate from the same site. He said the company is excited about serving current and new clients.

“The new production facility indeed enhances and expands our precast concrete production to meet the needs of the Newfoundland and Labrador marketplace,” said Guinchard. “All of our personnel now operate in one area instead of being spread out in different locations like we were in the past. We are now better able to pool our resources and streamline operations to more effectively meet and exceed our clients’ needs – that is our priority.”

CPL is the largest precast concrete producer in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the only CSA certified plant in the province and one of just two in Atlantic Canada. The company manufactures a variety of concrete products, including manholes, catch basins, chambers, pipe, box culverts, septic tanks, steps, architectural concrete, burial vaults, storage units, wics, bridge girders, concrete chambers, arch culverts, wall panels, retaining blocks and road barriers.

Hedley Blundon, Vice President of Pennecon’s Concrete Division, said he is proud of Capital Precast’s growth over the years, now one of Eastern Canada’s largest precasters.  “We are committed to producing top quality products and boast a staff of quality control technicians and engineers, as well as onsite testing laboratories to ensure that we not only meet but exceed industry standards,” said Blundon. “At Pennecon Concrete we strongly believe in constantly improving our performance and products. This is reflective of all of Pennecon’s divisions and operations as we continue to position ourselves in the marketplace and grow as industry leaders.”

New State-of-the-Art Hydraulics Facility for Pennecon

New State-of-the-Art Hydraulics Facility for Pennecon

St. John’s, June 19, 2007 – Pennecon Limited is boasting a new state-of-the art hydraulic services shop, the largest of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The new 11,500 square foot facility sits on two acres of land in Octagon Pond, Paradise.  It will be officially opened tomorrow by Don Noseworthy, Vice President of Pennecon’s Energy Division, and Paul Stanley, President of Hydraulic Systems Limited (HSL), a Pennecon subsidiary, to coincide with the annual NOIA oil and gas conference underway in St. John’s.

The HSL facility was designed to meet customer needs more effectively in this province, and has a 25,000 square foot laydown area to complement the facility itself. Its high pressure test bay, parts storage, significant crane capacity, floor treatment and environmental drainage elements unique to the hydraulic business, and doors for heavy equipment entry all make the building unique in this market.

HSL is a major equipment distributor in the hydraulic industry and carries the largest inventory of hydraulic products in Atlantic Canada.  Hydraulic equipment is used in hundreds of industries from oil and gas to aerospace, steel mills to food processing plants.

The new facility will provide many services including: installation and servicing of fluid power equipment, pressure testing, on-site chemical treatment and inspections.

HSL has a long history in the Atlantic region, having been established for nearly four decades on the mainland.  Its presence in Newfoundland and Labrador spans 10 years.  According to Stanley, it was time to upgrade to improved facilities. 

“We invested in the new HSL building so that we would be able to provide better service to our clients,” said Stanley.  “It’s that simple.  We now have more facility space, improved equipment and ideal specifications to enhance our quality of performance and exceed our clients’ expectations whenever possible.”

The new facility is also indicative of the parent company’s growth agenda.  “Pennecon Limited has expanded tremendously since its establishment in the 1970s,” said Noseworthy. “Though our early construction sector interests continue to be a mainstay of our business, Pennecon’s Energy Division has positioned itself as a leading force on the east coast of Canada, with growing interest on the west coast.  Our experience and commitment in the hydraulics field in particular is top notch, hence our investment in the new facility in Paradise.” 

HSL represents a number of the world’s major hydraulics distributors, including Parker Hydraulics, Danfoss, Stauff, Pullmaster winches, Effer Marine Cranes and CC Jensen.  Its technicians are experienced in handling “turnkey” projects in offshore, petro-chemical, marine and forestry markets, incorporating centralized hydraulic power systems, hydrostatic drives, deck machinery, pneumatic and mechanical systems, filtration systems, piping installations and integrated control systems. 

Pennecon Limited is a very diverse organization and is also a member of the Penney Group which comprises over 60 companies and employs more than 3,000 people.  Founded in the 1970s with a focus on the construction sector, Pennecon’s commitment to customer service has allowed it to diversify over the years.  The $200 million company is headquartered in Newfoundland and Labrador and has operations and projects throughout the world.
Today Pennecon has over 30 companies, one of which is Hydraulic Systems Limited, operating under its four divisions (heavy civil, energy, concrete and real estate) and employs 1200 staff.  It is one of the largest companies in Atlantic Canada and most diversified in skilled trades in Canada. 

The new HSL facility was built by Capital Precast, also a Pennecon subsidiary, with concrete tilt-up panels.  It previously operated from Sudbury Street in St. John’s.   Local HSL managers include Eddy Knox, VP, Offshore Services, Don Murphy, Operations Manager and Steve Mercer, Service Manager.




General Information

Established for Thirty-Five (35) years in the Atlantic Provinces (Dartmouth) and for ten (10) years in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Major Hydraulic Equipment distributor; Hydraulic Systems Limited carries the largest inventory of Hydraulic Products in Atlantic Canada.

HSL represents:

  • Parker Hydraulics for whom they are a Hydraulic Technology Center for Newfoundland and Labrador and for Nova Scotia.
  • Parker Process filtration; hydraulic, air, gas, water and production fluid filtration.
  • Danfoss; fluid control products, controls and refrigeration products.
  • Stauff; test equipment, valves, clamps and supports, hydraulic accessories and filtration.
  • Pullmaster winches.
  • Racor diesel, gas aviation fuel fitration and water separation products.
  • Lantec winches.
  • C C Jensen; hydraulic and lubrication off-line filtration and water separation products.
  • Bifold Fluidpower hazardous area pneumatic and hydraulic control valves and systems.
  • Dynex severe duty hydraulic pumps.
  • Marshalsea hydraulics hazardous area control valve and water glycol and water, high-pressure pumps.
  • Atos directional control valves.
  • Effer Marine Cranes.
  • KYB rotary piston motors.

HSL is experienced in handling “turnkey “ projects in offshore, petro-chemical, marine and forestry markets, incorporating centralized hydraulic power systems, hydrostatic drives, deck machinery, pneumatic and mechanical systems, filtration systems, piping installations and integrated control systems.

They provide integrated pipework conditioning services comprising, chemical cleaning, retro-jetting, line pigging, pressure testing, hot oil flushing and onsite certification for piping systems.

HSL is the Atlantic Canadian representative for Hydratight and all HSL technician staff are fully certified Hydratight bolting technicians (

They provide the complete range of DL Ricci on-site /I—place machining services without hotwork from their Paradise base with trained technicians available from Paradise or Dartmouth base locations (

HSL provides the full range of Boyle Energy specialist pre-commissioning services through its Paradise base. This includes the specialist workscopes such as high pressure steam blows, vapour phaze cleaning, froth flushing, chemical cleaning (

HSL provides hydraulic engineering, commissioning and maintenance services for clients.

Paradise Location

  • 11,500 Sq Ft facilities.
  • 3,500 Sq Ft offices.
  • 25,000 Sq Ft laydown area.
  • Large drive through bay, 16 ft x 16 ft overhead doors.
  • Full oil interceptor system to ensure no possibility of oil contamination to water system.
  • 200 HP hydraulic test bed, capability as below:
  • 200 HP diesel drive closed loop transmission drive.
  • 30 HP electric drive open loop drive.
  • Webster data logging capability for testing. (Upgrade to computer logging capability in 2007).
  • Pressure test capability to 60,000 psi in house.
  • Pressure test bay within workshop for all testing activities. This test bay ensures safety of all workshop personnel during pressure test activities.
  • Fluid certification to NAS, ISO, BS and MIL standards. This certification is completed in our in-house laboratory.
  • Flushing capability up to 6” line size. In-house permanent flushing units as below:
  • 75HP 400gpm flushing rig (oil based).
  • 25 HP, 100 gpm flushing rig (oil based).
  • 25 HP, 20 gpm flushing rig (Castrol Transaqua HT, high pressure).
  • 3 x re-circulation systems for fluid pre-cleaning, 2 x oil based, 1 x Castrol Transaqua HT).
  • 12 ft stroke x 24 in diameter cylinder hone.
  • Full hydraulic cylinder bench.
  • 10-ton overhead crane.
  • Power tube and pipe bender to 3” pipe capacity.

Quality Assurance

ISO 9001:2000 quality system currently in place for Dartmouth, Paradise and for site services.

Joint Venture Partnership

For twelve years Hydraulic Systems Limited has had a joint venture partnership with Norson Services Limited from Aberdeen, Scotland.  This partnership enables HSL to draw upon the resources of Norson Services for Site personnel, equipment and, if required, project management services. This Joint Venture has worked successfully on multiple project workscopes during the twelve-year association, the most recent being the 2006 turnaround scope of work for Terra Nova project.

Pennecon Limited Recognizes President Bob Noseworthy on Receiving Pinnacle Construction Award

Pennecon Limited Recognizes President Bob Noseworthy on Receiving Pinnacle Construction Award

St. John’s, March 16, 2007 – Pennecon Limited Board of Directors today recognized its President, Bob Noseworthy, P.Eng., on receiving the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) high profile Roadbuilders Award of Excellence.  The award was presented as part of the National awards breakfast held during CCA’s 89th Annual conference held at the Westin Rio Mar in Puerto Rico this past weekend. 

With the assistance and dedication of the Pennecon team Bob Noseworthy has been able to grow the construction arm of the business from a $5 million company in 1979 to over $200 million by 2006, with over 1000 employees.  He has served as Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Roadbuilders Association, the CCA Roadbuilders Council, and serves as the current Chair of the CCA Gold Seal Committee.  He also serves on a number of charitable and community Boards in the St. John’s area.

“Pennecon would not be the company it is today without Bob’s hard work and dedication,” said Ches Penney, Chair of the Board of Pennecon Limited. “He stands out from the crowd through his dedication to our company and hard work. We are honoured to have him leading our Pennecon team. On behalf of all of us at Pennecon, congratulations on a job well done.”

“The Canadian Construction Association is pleased to recognize Bob as a leader within the Canadian roadbuilding industry by presenting him with the CCA Roadbuilders Award of Excellence, the most prestigious recognition provided in the Canadian roadbuilding community,” stated Alfonso Argento, outgoing Chairman of the Canadian Construction Association.  “Through all his efforts, Bob has shown himself to be truly deserving of this award.”

Pennecon was founded in 1970 with a focus on the construction industry. The company’s commitment to customer service has allowed them to grow and diversify over the years.  Today Pennecon consists of over 30 companies focused on energy/industrial heavy civil, concrete and real estate.

Pennecon Limited Awards Three Scholarships To Employees’ Dependents

We were thrilled to award three $2,000 scholarships to children of Pennecon employees today. Our 2014 scholarship winners are Marissa Keating, Andrew Haley, and Gerrianne Rowe.

Our scholarship program showcases our commitment to excellence in education and supports our employees’ dependents in the pursuit of higher learning.

We award three $2,000 scholarships each year to full-time, post-secondary students, who demonstrate financial need, good academic standing, volunteer experience and community involvement.

Congratulations to our winners! Best wishes on your academic journey and all of your future endeavours.