Siemens Canada awarded order for 150-MW Grand Renewable Wind Project in Ontario
Blades to be produced at Siemens' Tillsonburg manufacturing facility
OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - 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 sixty-seven (67) SWT-2.3-101 wind
turbines. The deal also includes a three-year service and maintenance
All of the 49-metre wind turbine blades for the project will be manufactured
at the Siemens facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario, where blade production is
currently running near capacity with close to 275 employees. Towers and steel
for the turbines will be sourced from CS Wind in Windsor and Essar in Sault
Ste. Marie as part of the commitment to the green energy economy in the
Province of Ontario. Deliveries to the project will begin in January 2014 and
commercial operation at the Grand Renewable Energy Park is expected to begin
by fall of next year.
The Grand Renewable Wind Project is the second Samsung and Pattern Development
project in Ontario under the Green Energy Investment Agreement for which
Siemens Canada 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 Chatham-Kent. Turbine blades for that project began shipping to the
site in July 2013 with the start of operation expected for spring 2014.
-- "Siemens is proud to be a partner in the Grand Renewable Wind
project as it represents a significant contribution of the
Green Energy Act and Green Energy Investment Agreement to
establishing and maintaining a green collar manufacturing and
service economy in the Province of Ontario."
- Jacob Andersen, Vice President Wind Power, Siemens Canada
-- "This project is part of Ontario's commitment to build a clean,
modern, reliable electricity system, while supporting good jobs
in our renewable energy sector."
- The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Energy
-- "Samsung believes that renewable energy is a very important
part of eliminating our dependence on dirty coal production and
protecting the air that we breathe. We are very pleased that
our investments are helping to create over 9,000 total jobs in
communities across Ontario that have been hit hard by the
- Ki-Jung Kim, Executive Vice President, Samsung C&T
-- "We are proud to use Ontario-made turbines from Siemens in the
Grand Renewable Wind project, which is one of four wind
projects we are building with locally-manufactured turbines.
These four new wind projects are bringing many benefits to
Ontario, including new jobs, tax revenue, economic stimulus,
and clean power."
- Mike Garland, CEO, Pattern Development
About Siemens Canada
For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make
Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500
employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields
of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure solutions for cities. Since
it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for technical
achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada
in fiscal 2012 (ended September 30), were $2.1 billion CAD. The company has 53
offices and 14 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Further
information is available at www.siemens.ca .
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