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25 turbines destined for Ontario wind projects

Wind Works Power has signed definitive agreements with a German manufacturer to provide wind turbines specially designed for damp weather conditions with major temperature fluctuations.


August 25, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

OTTAWA: Wind Works Power Corp. has signed definitive agreements with a German manufacturer to provide wind turbines specially designed for damp weather conditions with major temperature fluctuations.

REpower Systems SE will deliver and install 25 of its MM92 type turbines for five Ontario wind farms, including Settlers Landing, Snowy Ridge, Grey Highlands, Cloudy Ridge, and Clean Breeze, for a total capacity of 50 megawatts.

The five wind farms have been awarded a feed-in tariff power purchase contract by the Ontario Power Authority.

Both companies expect construction and maintenance will create onsite jobs, but they didn’t specify how many.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says each 100 megawatts of new wind turbine power capacity creates about 33 full-time jobs.

Each 100-metre-high turbine, to produce a minimum of 2 megawatts, will be delivered in the spring of 2013 and put into operation by the summer.

Wind Works is a developer of rural wind farm operations.