Siemens Canada awarded contract for wind power project in Ontario

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Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP have awarded Siemens Canada an order for the supply and commissioning of 124 wind turbines for a project in southwestern Ontario, according to Siemens (NYSE: SI). The contract also includes a three-year service agreement.

The 270 MW project is located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and will use SWT-2.3-101 turbines with a maximum power rating of up to 2.3 MW each and a rotor diameter of 101 meters at a hub height of 99.5 meters.

Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin this year, and the company expects a start of operations in spring 2014. In order to enhance its proximity to the base, Siemens has established its first Canadian wind turbine service and maintenance distribution center in Chatham, Ontario. The center will house commonly used parts critical to wind turbine operations and incorporate a training center focused on developing and maintaining technical skills required for Siemens service technicians.

The blades for the project will be manufactured by Siemens, and the towers will be manufactured by CS Wind. Both companies will be using production facilities located in Ontario.

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