Siemens Canada Wins 270 MW Wind Project In Ontario
Solar energy isn’t the only renewable energy source that is hot in Canada. Today Siemens Canada announced they were awarded the contract to supply 124 of their SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for a wind farm in South Kent.
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc and Pattern Energy Group LP awarded the 270 megawatt (MW) contract to Siemens Canada.
The win has several local ties for Siemens Canada as they will be producing the blades locally at their plant in Tillsonburg and CS Wind will be constructing the towers at their facility in Windsor using Ontario-made steel.
Installation of the 2.3 MW turbines is scheduled to begin later this year and the wind project is expected to be online in 2014.
While solar is still king, wind energy in Canada is steadily increasing. Canada is the world’s ninth largest producer of wind energy with 6,500 MW currently installed, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association.
Shares of Siemens were flat in early afternoon trading.