Energy & Power
Siemens SWT-2.3-101 turbines to be used in K2 Wind power project
By Alyssa Dalton
May 20, 2014 – Siemens Canada announced it will supply, install and commission for K2 Wind power project—one of the largest Canadian wind turbine orders from Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung), Capital Power, and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development), it says.
The SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines will be located in Goderich in southwestern Ontario. Along with the South Kent Wind project in Chatham-Kent, the 270MW project claims to be the largest wind farm in the province, generating power for about 100,000 homes.
“We’re proud to provide Ontario-made turbines for the K2 Wind project. We greatly value our partner’s confidence in our products and services and are pleased to continue to provide Ontario with jobs, economic growth and viable, affordable and sustainable wind energy,” said Jacob Andersen, vice president of Wind Power, Siemens Canada.
Construction is now underway with commercial operation expected by spring 2015. All 420 49-meter blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ont., and 140 towers for the project will be manufactured locally at CS Wind’s facility in Windsor using Ontario-made steel.
More than 1000 workers from across Ontario will be involved in the manufacturing and installation of the K2 Wind project, as well as site construction and operations. Once operational, the project is anticipated to create up to 24 permanent full-time positions.