Siemens lands 100MW in Ontario
Deal to supply 40 turbines at Grand Bend wind farm, due live first half 2016
Siemens has confirmed a contract to supply turbines at the 100MW Grand Bend wind farm in Ontario, Canada.
The deal with Grand Bend Wind Limited Partnership covers 40 of the German manufacturer’s SWT-3.2-113 direct drive machines (pictured).
Grand Bend will be built some 220km south-west of Toronto. All 120 of the 55-metre rotor blades for the facility will be manufactured at the Siemens plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario.
Construction work is already underway and commercial operation is scheduled for the first half of 2016.
Grand Bend Wind Limited Partnership is owned by Northland Power and two local First Nations, the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Bkejwanong Territory (Walpole Island First Nation).
"Canada is one of the most important markets for us across the Americas," said Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division chief executive for onshore Thomas Richterich.
"For the first time we will be supplying wind turbines for a Canadian project to Northland Power."
Siemens will be responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines for 10 years.