Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), a developer and construction provider for renewable energy projects in Canada and an affiliate of RES Americas, has completed the Greenwich Wind Energy Project, located on the northern shore of Lake Superior, in Ontario.
The 99 MW project is a limited partnership that is jointly owned by Enbridge and RES Canada, and in which Enbridge has a majority interest. RES Canada developed the project and then constructed it under contract to the partnership. RES Canada and Enbridge have invested a combined $275 million into this project.
‘While the Canadian Shield geology posed some construction challenges, RES Canada, Siemens and the sub-contractors worked together to ensure we delivered a quality project on budget and ahead of schedule,’ says Andrew Fowler, chief operating officer of RES Canada.
The wind farm comprises 43 Siemens SWT-2.3-101MW wind turbines and, under the terms of the agreement, was constructed by RES Canada under a fixed-price, turnkey, engineering, procurement and construction agreement. Siemens will provide operations and maintenance services for the wind turbines under a five-year, fixed-price agreement. The project will deliver energy to the Ontario Power Authority under a 20-year power purchase agreement.