Energy & Power
Alstom enters Canadian wind market through an agreement with NaturEner
By Anthony Capkun
The agreement includes 138 ECO 110 3.0 MW wind turbines and 10 years of maintenance services. This project, amounting to around 420 million Euro, should be booked by Alstom in the fiscal year 2013/14 as soon as Alstom receives the Notice To Proceed. This agreement, says Alstom, marks its “successful entry into the Canadian wind market”.
“Alstom Wind is proud to work with NaturEner and the Province of Alberta on this landmark project,” said Andy Geissbuehler, head of Alstom’s North American Wind business. “The combination of Alstom’s proven technology and NaturEner’s extensive experience in developing renewable energy projects will enable us to provide an efficient and reliable technology solution that takes full advantage of the strong wind profile of these sites.”
The Wild Rose 1 and Wild Rose 2 wind farms will be located on private agricultural land in Cypress County, southeast of the city of Medicine Hat. Scheduled to enter commercial operations at the end of 2014 and end of 2015, Wild Rose 1 and 2 will be the largest wind farm in Canada on a combined basis, says Alstom, with a total installed generation capacity of about 414 MW.
Alstom will assemble the turbine nacelles in its factories located in Amarillo, Texas, and in Bunuel, Spain, and will source other components globally.