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 manufacturing facilities.
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 Chatham-Kent.
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 (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
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