Energy & Power
Kruger Energy awards Siemens Canada a long-term wind power service contract
By Anthony Capkun
November 30, 2012 – Siemens Canada Ltd. has been awarded a long-term wind power service contract for 48 SWT-2.3-93 and 40 SWT-2.3-101 turbines at Kruger Energy’s Port Alma and Chatham Kent wind energy plants in Ontario. The agreement is Siemens’ first 10-year wind service contract extension in Canada, and includes the company’s blade modernization product—the Power Curve Upgrade—for the 44 SWT-2.3-93 units at Port Alma and the four SWT-2.3-93 units at Chatham Kent.
“As the original equipment supplier of the wind turbines for the Port Alma and Chatham Kent wind energy plants, Siemens has the experience and proven expertise to help Kruger Energy obtain favourable wind turbine performance throughout their lifecycle with flexible, reliable and cost-effective solutions,” said Tim Holt, CEO, Service Renewables, Energy Service Division, Siemens Energy.
Under the agreement, Siemens will provide 10 years of service and maintenance along with an availability guarantee as an extension to the existing four-year service agreement for Port Alma, and to the existing two-year service agreement for the Chatham Kent wind energy plant. Siemens will also install its Power Curve Upgrade on the SWT-2.3-93 turbines at both projects.