Siemens plants flag on K2
Deal to supply 270MW wind farm in Ontario confirmed at AWEA conference
Siemens has confirmed an order to supply turbines at the 270MW K2 wind farm in Ontario, Canada.
The German manufacturer revealed the deal for the project, to be sited at Goderich in the south-west of the province, at the AWEA conference in Las Vegas today.
K2, which is owned by Samsung Renewable Energy, Capital Power and Pattern Energy Group will feature 140 SWT-2.3-101 machines (pictured) and commercial operation is expected in mid-2015. The contract includes a long-term service and maintenance agreement.
Blades for the project will be manufactured at Siemens’ blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario, while towers will also be produced locally in Canada. The nacelles will be assembled at Siemens’ US factory in Hutchinson, Kansas.
“Canada is one of the most important wind markets in the Americas,” said Siemens Energy Wind Power chief executive for onshore in the Americas Mark Albenze.
“We are proud to once again collaborate with the leading players in this market to bring renewable, clean and reliable energy to the homes and businesses of Canadian residents.”
Pattern Development chief executive Mike Garland added: “K2 will be an important addition to Ontario’s renewable energy fleet. Along with Samsung and Capital Power, we are proud to develop a world-class project that is particularly exciting because we are hiring locally and using turbine blades and towers made in Ontario.”