$100 Million Investments by Siemens and CS Wind Demonstrate Significance of
Ontario's Green Energy Act
HANNOVER, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- HANNOVER MESSE
2013 -- The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending Hannover
MESSE, the world's leading industrial technology showcase with
180,000-plus visitors, with news of a milestone order by Samsung
Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern)
for the supply and commissioning of 124 wind turbines for the South
Kent Wind project.
All blades for the project will be manufactured by Siemens at the
company's wind turbine blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario, with
production and hiring ramping up to capacity in order to fulfill the
agreement. Towers for the project will be manufactured at CS Wind's
facility in Windsor using Ontario-made steel.
Combined, Siemens and CS Wind are expected to create up to 600 jobs
in the Province associated with South Kent Wind and subsequent
projects. The Tillsonburg plant is the first production facility of
its kind in Ontario. The investments by Siemens and CS Wind, totaling
more than $100 million (CAD) demonstrate the progress of the Green
Energy Investment Agreement between Samsung and the Ontario
Government and underscore the significance of the Green Energy Act as
part of the Province's commitment to economic development and
"In 2009, the Green Energy Act (GEA) helped spark significant growth
in the production of clean and renewable energy in Ontario. Since
then, Ontario's clean energy initiatives have been successful,
creating over 20,000 jobs, and is on track to create 50,000 more jobs
while attracting more than $27 billion in private-sector investment,"
says Rob Nolan, 2013 Chair of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance
and Manager, Investment Attraction for the Regional Municipality of
Durham. Nolan is part of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance team
that is at Hannover MESSE meeting with companies looking to invest in
Ontario's clean technology sector, and take advantage of an economic
growth strategy, backed by a comprehensive series of legislative,
regulatory and policy initiatives specifically designed to support
the expansion of clean, green industries.
According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association, Canada is the
ninth largest producer of wind energy in the world with current
installed capacity at roughly 6,500 MW. Siemens holds a leading
position in the Ontario market, and subsequent to the South Kent
order, Ontario will join Washington, Texas and Iowa as territories in
North America with more than 1,000 MW of Siemens installed capacity.
About the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance
The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance offers a highly educated
workforce, excellent growth opportunities, a low-risk business
environment, and generous R&D tax credits that are the envy of other
countries. The Alliance includes the Municipality of Durham, Ottawa
Region, City of Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Niagara Region,
Windsor-Essex, Halton Region, City of Guelph and the Southwestern
Ontario Marketing Alliance. The Department of Foreign Affairs and
International Trade Canada as well as the Ontario Ministry of
Economic Development, Trade and Employment are also Alliance
partners. For more information, go to
Ontario Clean Technology Alliance media contacts:
Manager, Investment Attraction
The Regional Municipality of Durham
Planning and Economic Development Department
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