Project owned by Pattern Development and Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc.
Successful delivery and commissioning of 34 3.2-MW wind turbines with Ontario produced blades and towers.
OAKVILLE, ON, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has completed the production, delivery and commissioning of 34 SWT-3.2-113 wind turbines at the North Kent Wind project located in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, in Southwestern Ontario. The project will generate clean power for approximately 35,000 Canadian homes.
"I wish to extend congratulations to our partners for bringing the North Kent wind project online," said David Hickey, head of the Siemens Gamesa business in Canada. "Our strong partnership with Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Development has provided over 1 GW of clean wind energy to Ontario and we look forward to providing industry leading service to this wind farm into the future."
"North Kent Wind marks our sixth operational wind power facility in Ontario, totaling more than one gigawatt of capacity, enough to power more than 400,000 homes each year," said Mike Garland, President and CEO of Pattern Development. "North Kent Wind was built entirely by Ontario workers and is generating substantial economic benefits in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent by injecting more than $40 million in direct spending into the local economy over the next 20 years."
All blades, steel and towers were produced locally in Ontario.
In Canada, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has more than 1,100 active wind turbines, with a total nameplate capacity of 2,500 MW. Our more than 160 employees provide technical expertise, top-tier service, quality products, and ongoing support to all of our customers.
Siemens Gamesa is a leading provider of wind power products and solutions to customers around the globe. The company has installed products and technology in 90 countries, with a total installed base of close to 85 GW. Siemens Gamesa offers one of the industry's broadest product portfolios, with both offshore and onshore technology as well as industry-leading service solutions, helping to make clean energy more affordable and reliable. The united company was created in 2017. Previously, Siemens Wind Power's history in the wind industry extends back to the early 1980s, and Gamesa's to 1994.
SOURCE Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Limited
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