ATCO History 1990 - 2000

(top left) Samuel D. Southern, and S.D. Southern with his wife Ina; (bottom left) Hibernia, 2,700 Man Construction Camp; (top right) Barking Power Station; (bottom right) NATO Forces in Bosnia

(top left) Samuel D. Southern, and S.D. Southern with his wife Ina; (bottom left) Hibernia, 2,700 Man Construction Camp; (top right) Barking Power Station; (bottom right) NATO Forces in Bosnia

  • Samuel D. Southern, who co-founded ATCO’s initial business and continued to make a valuable contribution to the Company throughout his life, passed away on March 22, 1990. He was 80 years old.
     
  • ATCO supplied a 3,000-person camp for the construction of the Hibernia Oil Project platform.
     
  • ATCO Enterprises’ plant in Budapest, Hungary officially opened to supply workforce housing to eastern European markets.
     
  • The 1,000 MW Barking Power Station in east London was commissioned.

  • The Australian subsidiary of CU Power International  (now ATCO Power) commenced construction of a 180 MW cogeneration plant in Adelaide, Australia.

  • ATCO Structures provided housing for NATO forces in Bosnia and Croatia and received additional orders for accommodation of mining workers in Chile.

  • Reorganization within the ATCO Group of Companies included the merger and restructuring of Canadian Western Natural Gas and Northwestern Utilities into two new entities: ATCO Gas and ATCO Pipelines. Three new ventures in energy marketing and services emerged: ATCO Singlepoint, ATCO Energy and ATCO I-Tek.

  • ATCO Power commissioned the 180 MW Osborne cogeneration plant in South Australia.

  • ATCO Structures returned to the Australian marketplace with the acquisition of a modular manufacturing and leasing company.