Siemens secures order for K2 wind power project

The 270-megawatt project will be the largest wind farm in Ontario, producing clean power for 100,000 homes.

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Siemens Canada will supply, install and commission one of the largest Canadian wind turbine orders from Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., Capital Power, and Pattern Energy Group LP for the K2 Wind project in Goderich, Ont.

Along with the South Kent Wind project in Chatham-Kent, the 270-megawatt project will be the largest wind farm in Ontario, generating clean power for approximately 100,000 Ontario homes.

The project will require more than 1,000 workers, and once operational it is anticipated to create up to 24 permanent full-time positions.

“This is an important announcement for Siemens, their partners and the local communities that will greatly impact Ontario’s economy while demonstrating the province’s commitment to clean energy,” says Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Energy.

Commercial operation is expected by spring 2015, and all 420 49-meter blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario. One-hundred and forty towers for the project will be manufactured at CS Wind’s facility in Windsor using Ontario-made steel. The deal includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement.

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