Energy & Power
ABB wins $80-million order to power Grand Renewable Energy Park
By Anthony Capkun
November 5, 2013 – ABB and its consortium partner, Bondfield Construction, have won an $80-million order from Canadian Solar Solutions to supply a 100MW turnkey photovoltaic (PV) solar project for the Grand Renewable Energy Park in Ontario.
“We are delighted to work with Canadian Solar Solutions on the country’s largest solar PV plant and to support Samsung’s visionary renewable energy initiative,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer (photo).
The plant is part of a $5-billion investment by Samsung Renewable Energy and partners to create an energy cluster of wind and solar power with the capacity to generate 1369MW. The first of these developments includes a 100MW PV power plant and a 150MW wind farm. Canadian Solar Solutions is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the plant.
ABB will provide a balance of system (BOS) solution comprising a range of power and automation products, including its Symphony Plus automation platform. ABB is also responsible for engineering, electrical installation, commissioning and performance testing of the plant. Civil and mechanical installation works will be performed by Bondfield.