Project will power 40,000 homes and supports Ontario Green Energy Act
OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada Limited will provide delivery and installation of 46 SWT-2.3-113 direct-drive wind turbines to the Cedar Point project in Sarnia, ON. The 100 MW agreement also includes a 2-year service and maintenance agreement, ensuring the reliability, availability and performance of the turbines.
All 138 55 -meter blades will be manufactured at the Siemens wind turbine blade facility in Tillsonburg, ON and all steel towers will be manufactured in the Province. The project further demonstrates the progress of the Green Energy Act as part of the Province's commitment to economic growth and environmental sustainability.
Siemens direct drive wind turbines feature only half of the parts required for a conventional geared wind turbine and a significantly smaller number of moving parts. The efficiency increases due to minimum losses in drive train and generator. The proven technology of the SWT-2.3-113 benefits from the experiences of 250 gearless Siemens wind turbines in operation. With its simplified lightweight design it's a secure and profitable investment.
- "As a leading supplier of wind power solutions in Ontario, we are excited to bring our direct-drive technology to the Cedar Point II Wind Project and to continue to provide Canadians with clean, sustainable and reliable energy."
– Jacob Andersen, Head of Wind Power Renewables, Siemens Canada Limited
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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.
About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the world's largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €74.4 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.
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