October 8, 2013ByAnthony Capkun
October 8, 2013 – Siemens Canada says it has received an order from Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP for the Grand Renewable Wind Project located in the County of Haldimand in southern Ontario.
The Grand Renewable Energy Park will consist of 100MW of solar power and 150MW of wind power. Under the agreement, Siemens will supply, deliver and commission 67 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines. The deal also includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement.
All of the 49m wind turbine blades for the project will be manufactured at the Siemens facility in Tillsonburg, Ont. Towers and steel for the turbines will be sourced from CS Wind in Windsor and Essar in Sault Ste. Marie, both in 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.
This project is the second Samsung and Pattern project in Ontario under the Green Energy Investment Agreement for which Siemens Canada has been selected to supply and commission wind turbines, explains the company. Earlier this year, Siemens was awarded a 270MW 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.
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