Siemens supplying turbines to two Ont. wind projects
Turbines for Kincardine and Sarnia to be made at Tillsonburg blade plant.
OAKVILLE, Ont. — Siemens Canada Ltd. will be supplying the turbines for two Ontario wind-energy projects: one in Kincardine and the other in Sarnia, which will provide power for a combined 110,000 homes.
In Kincardine, the subsidiary of the German industrial products company will supply, install and commission the turbines for Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP at the 180-megawatt Armow Wind project.
Siemens says the project will generate power for about 70,000 homes, create 200 jobs during construction and 15 permanent jobs.
Commercial operation is to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The 273 49-meter blades will be manufactured at Siemens’ blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ont., and 91 towers for the project will be manufactured locally at CS Wind’s facility in Windsor, Ont. using Ontario-made steel.
The deal includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement.
Siemens will also deliver and install 46 SWT-2.3-113 direct-drive wind turbines to the 100-megawatt Cedar Point project in Sarnia. The deal includes a two-year service and maintenance agreement.
The138 55-metre blades will also be manufactured at Siemens’ Tillsonburg plant.