St. John’s, NL, Canada, Feb. 26, 2024 – World Energy GH2 and Horizon Maritime are honoured to welcome Chief Mi’sel Joe to their teams. Chief Joe will become a Director on the board of Horizon Maritime, and is joining World Energy GH2’s senior leadership team as Strategic Advisor, supporting Indigenous, government and community relations for Project Nujio’qonik.

Chief Joe retired earlier this year from his role as administrative chief of Miawpukek First Nation, and continues in his capacity as Saqamaw (traditional chief).

“We have been privileged to learn from Chief Joe as we worked together to develop Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services,” said Sean Leet, Managing Director & CEO, World Energy GH2 and Board Chair at Horizon Maritime. “As the journey developing our diverse marine industry business together reaches a transformative moment, all who are involved with Project Nujio’qonik will also benefit greatly from Chief Joe’s wisdom and experience. We are incredibly grateful for Chief Joe’s time and energy, and we look forward to his valuable insights and advice regarding the project.”

Chief Mi’sel Joe commented: “I’m proud of the marine business we have created together, and I’m passionate about truth and reconciliation, including economic reconciliation for Mi’kmaq people in Newfoundland and Labrador. I look forward to contributing to these important Newfoundland and Labrador companies, and to helping the Project Nujio’qonik team move forward in the best way for our country, our province and the Mi’kmaq people.”

John Risley, Partner and Director in Horizon Maritime and World Energy GH2, commented: “Chief Joe has been a long-time friend and colleague. We are appreciative of the opportunity to open this new chapter in our relationship. I am so pleased to be witnessing the economic transformation of the Miawpukek First Nation that began under Chief Joe’s leadership and look forward to his further involvement in our companies.”

Chief Joe’s official start date with World Energy GH2 and Horizon Maritime is Feb. 26, 2024.

World Energy GH2 and Horizon Maritime are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action 92.

About World Energy GH2

World Energy GH2 is a Newfoundland and Labrador-based renewable energy partnership affiliated with World Energy LLC, one of the world’s largest producers of green fuels. Project Nujio’qonik is a consortium of partners advancing a cost-effective wind power-to-green hydrogen/ammonia production facility to be located on the west coast of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Project Nujio’qonik aims to be Canada’s first commercial green hydrogen/ammonia producer created from 3+ Gigawatts of wind energy in one of the world’s best wind resource regions. Project Nujio’qonik’s partners are CFFI Ventures, Columbus Capital, World Energy LLC, Horizon Maritime, and SK ecoplant.

About Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services

Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services Ltd. is a company that evolved from a relationship between Horizon Maritime Services Ltd. and Miawpukek First Nation that started with the recruitment and development of First Nations seafarers. As the principles of Horizon Maritime and the leadership from Miawpukek First Nation progressed to know each other better, and it was evident that values were a match, and there was an opportunity to come together to achieve significant economic reconciliation objectives together, the company was formed in 2020. As owners and operators of the multi-functional vessel Polar Prince, and Canadian representatives for the novel seafood harvesting technology C Robotics, the company’s mission is to maximize Indigenous participation in Canada’s blue economy.


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