Toronto-based International Power Canada Inc. (IPC) celebrated the arrival and installation of the first domestic content compliant turbines in Ontario under the province's feed-in-tariff (FIT) program at its Pointe-Aux-Roches wind project. According to the company, the project is the first to go to construction under the FIT program and the first to utilize 100% Ontario steel in its towers.Â
Pointe-Aux-Roches' turbine towers were manufactured from steel that was processed and fabricated at Essar Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The C$117 million wind project, located in Lakeshore on the southern shore of Lake St. Clair, comprises 27 Vestas V90 1.8 MW turbines. AMEC Black & MacDonald are serving as the general contractors on the project. The construction team is primarily composed of local laborers, electricians and ironworkers.Â
The project is expected to be put into service in 2011 and supply 48.6MW of wind energy at full production.
SOURCE: International Power Canada