Siemens near to supplying over 1 GW of wind turbines to Ontario

Siemens A.G. bagged another wind turbine supply deal in Ontario worth 600 megawatts, and was also commissioned to build the Canadian province’s first wind turbine blade factory.

The 600-MW order is for the first phase of a 2,000-MW project that Samsung C&T Corporation is developing in Ontario together with Pattern Energy for the next six years.

The wind projects are benefiting from the province’s Green Energy Act, which established a feed-in tariff program in the province.

The new turbine development will provide Ontario consumers enough electricity each year to power more than 240,000 homes, Siemens said.

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So far, Siemens has installed 130 units of its 2.3-MW rated wind turbines at Kruger Energy’s 101.2-MW Port Alma wind farm and TransAlta’s 197.8-MW Wolfe Island wind farm in Ontario. It is also supplying an additional 152 units of the same turbines to four projects announced recently.

“Attracting the province’s first-ever turbine blade factory is a major milestone in Ontario’s plan to create 50,000 jobs and become a North American leader in the clean energy economy,” said Brad Duguid, Ontario’s energy and infrastructure minister.

“Blades that were previously imported to Ontario will now be manufactured here in Ontario and put into service at our wind farms,” said Cheol-Woo Lee, senior executive vice president of Samsung C&T.

Samsung C&T, Pattern Energy and Korea Electric Corporation intend to build and operate the world’s largest wind and solar cluster worth 7 billion Canadian dollars ($6.7 billion) in Southern Ontario.

Samsung C&T is the mother company of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest conglomerate, and was the main driver for Korea’s first utility-scale solar energy project.

Since 2003, Ontario has brought more than 1,200 MW of renewable energy online and has invested more than $4.6 billion in clean energy projects, government figures show.
Meanwhile, Siemens’ (FWB:
) environmental sector earned 23 billion euros ($30.2 billion) in the 2009 fiscal year, making it the world’s largest provider of green technologies. Siemens Canada made 2.5 billion Canadian dollars ($2.4 million) during the same fiscal year.



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