Siemens Awarded Order for 150-MW Wind Power Project in Canada
*67 wind turbines for Grand Renewable Wind Project in Ontario
*Blades will be manufactured in Ontario, Canada, and nacelles and hubs will
be exported from U.S.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- October 8, 2013
Siemens Canada has received an order from Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc.
(Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) for the Grand
Renewable Wind Project. Located in the County of Haldimand in southern
Ontario, the Grand Renewable Energy Park will consist of 100 MW of solar power
and 150 MW of wind power. Under the agreement, Siemens will supply, deliver
and commission 67 units of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines. The deal also
includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement.
As part of the commitment to the green energy economy in the Province of
Ontario, the wind turbine blades for the project will be manufactured at the
Siemens facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario, and towers and steel for the
turbines will be sourced from local suppliers as well. The nacelles and hubs
will be supplied by the Company’s nacelle assembly plant in Hutchinson,
Kansas, USA. Commercial operation at the Grand Renewable Energy Park is
expected to begin by fall of next year.
“Following a recent wind turbine order for a project in Peru, which will be
receiving blades and nacelles manufactured in the U.S., we look forward to now
also exporting nacelles from Hutchinson, Kansas, for the Grand Renewable
project in Ontario,” states Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy’s Wind Power
Americas business. “Not only are we supplying major wind turbine components
from our factories in Kansas and Iowa for U.S. projects, we’ve also been
successfully exporting blades and nacelles for projects in Canada, South
America and around the world.” Since 2012, Siemens has exported a combined
total of more than 800 blades and nacelles from its U.S. wind turbine
The Grand Renewable Wind Project is the second Samsung and Pattern Development
project in Ontario under the Green Energy Investment Agreement for which
Siemens has been selected to supply and commission wind turbines. Earlier this
year, Siemens was awarded a 270-MW order for the South Kent Wind project in
Wind power and energy service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In
fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €33 billion, making
Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In
the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their
carbon dioxide (CO) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount
equal to the total annual CO emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong,
Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
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The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a broad spectrum
of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power
plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the
extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2012 (ended
September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR27.5 billion and received
new orders totaling approximately EUR26.9 billion and posted a profit of
EUR2.2 billion. On September 30, 2012, the Energy Sector had a work force of
almost 86,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.
Siemens AG, Media Relations
Bernd Eilitz, +49 40 2889-8842
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