Joint venture further demonstrates the success of Ontario's green energy economy
OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada announced that it will supply, install and commission wind turbines for Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development). The SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for the Armow Wind project will be located in the municipality of Kincardine. This 180 MW project will generate clean power for approximately 70,000 Ontario homes, and will create over 200 jobs during construction and 15 permanent jobs during operation.
Construction of the project is now underway with commercial operation expected by Q4 2015. All 273 49-meter blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario, and 91 towers for the project will be manufactured locally at CS Wind's facility in Windsor using Ontario-made steel. The deal includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement.
As Canada faces increasing environmental and economic challenges, Siemens is making great strides toward a sustainable energy future by providing efficient, affordable and clean power. This joint venture between Samsung and Pattern Development further demonstrates the progress of the Green Energy Investment Agreement between Samsung and the Ontario Government. It also underscores the success of the Green Energy Act as part of the Province's commitment to economic growth and environmental sustainability.
Siemens' wind turbine Service and Maintenance Distribution Centre in Chatham, Ontario, will support this project. The centre stores commonly used wind turbine parts and serves as a training centre to develop and advance technical and safety skills for the firm's wind technicians.
- "We're proud to provide Ontario-made turbines for the Armow Wind power project. We greatly value our partner's confidence in our products and services and are pleased to continue to provide Ontario with jobs, economic growth and viable, affordable and sustainable wind energy."
- Jacob Andersen, Head of Wind Power Renewables, Siemens Canada
- " With construction underway at Armow Wind, we are using Siemens wind turbines and Ontario-made blades and towers at all four new wind projects across the province, creating thousands of construction and manufacturing jobs in Ontario,"
- Mike Garland, Chief Executive Officer, Pattern Development
- As a globally responsible company, we are proud to develop clean energy that is protecting the air that we breathe. We are equally proud to significantly contribute to the local economies in our project and manufacturing communities."
- Steve Cho, Vice President, Samsung C&T Corporation
About Siemens Canada
For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500 employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization. Since it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. Sales for Siemens Canada in fiscal 2013 (ended September 30), were $2.0 billion CAD. The company has 46 offices and 18 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Further information is available at www.siemens.ca.
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SOURCE: Siemens Canada Limited
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