Niagara Region Wind Corp. (NRWC) has selected ENERCON to supply and maintain 230 MW of wind turbines for its Niagara Region wind project in Ontario. A key component of this agreement is ENERCON's commitment to build a manufacturing facility in the area.
The two companies have signed a contract in which ENERCON will supply and maintain 77 3 MW wind turbines for the project. The contract will allow NRWC to fulfill its domestic content requirements, as required by the Ontario Power Authority.
The NRWC received a feed-in-tariff contract in February for its 230 MW project, proposed for Pelham, West Lincoln and Wainfleet in Niagara Region.
To meet the demands of this order and to be available to service other Ontario demands, ENERCON says it will open a converter and control panel factory in the region, servicing both the wind and solar industries. In addition, a concrete tower manufacturing site will also be established.
‘The Niagara area offers a strategic location for the logistics and supply chain of various components for our projects in Ontario and across Canada,’ says Michael Weidemann, executive vice president of ENERCON Canada. ‘The factory would be the first of its kind in the North American market and for ENERCON outside of its home market of Germany.’