Energy & Power
The “millennial blade” rolls off the line in Tillsonburg
By Anthony Capkun
February 6, 2015 – Siemens’ wind turbine blade-manufacturing facility in Tillsonburg, Ont., recently celebrated a milestone in its operations: the completion of the 1000th blade produced at the factory. Congratulations!
The Wind Power division of Siemens Canada employs more than 500 across the country, says the company, the majority of whom work at the 253,000-sf Tillsonburg facility (which has been manufacturing wind turbine blades since 2010). All Siemens wind turbine blades in Canada are manufactured at this facility.
The facility manufactures 49-m blades for the SWT-2.3-101 geared-drive platform and 55-m blades for the SWT-3.2-113 direct-drive platform. Blades produced here are installed in Canadian wind farms and abroad, says Siemens.
Photo courtesy Siemens