Wind turbine supply agreement signed for Canada by Siemens and Samsung
Siemens Energy and Samsung C&T Corp. signed an agreement to supply wind turbines with a total capacity of up to 600 megawatts. They are to be delivered under this supply agreement and will be deployed at selected wind projects in southern Ontario. This will provide “clean power to approximately 240,000 Canadian homesâ€¦ and create up to 300 jobs in the province,” according to Siemens.
Siemens, Samsung C&T and its development partner Pattern Energy are
in the first phase of developments under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT)
program. In this program, Samsung committed to develop 2,000 MW of wind
power over the next six years and this supply agreement is significant
in reaching that goal.
The capacity of wind power in Canada is expected to increase from
today’s 3,400 MW to 15,000 MW in 2020, says Siemens. They have already
installed a total of 130 2.3MW rated turbines at Kruger Energy Port
Alma wind farm and at TransAlta Wolfe Island wind farm in Ontario. They
will also be supplying 152 more to four recently announced projects. By
the end of 2011, Siemens expects to have a total capacity of 550 MW.