Siemens has verified a turbine supply deal for the 270 MW K2 Wind project, located in Goderich, Ontario.
The project, owned by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., Capital Power LP and Pattern Development, will feature 140 units of the Siemens SWT-2.3-101 turbines. In addition, the transaction includes a long-term service and maintenance agreement.
The blades for K2 Wind will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario, and the towers will also be produced locally in Canada. The nacelles will be assembled at Siemens' U.S. factory in Hutchinson, Kans.
‘Canada is one of the most important wind markets in the Americas,’ says Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy's Wind Power Onshore Americas business. ‘We are proud to once again collaborate with the leading players in this market to bring renewable, clean and reliable energy to the homes and businesses of Canadian residents.’
‘K2 Wind will be an important addition to Ontario's renewable energy fleet with 270 MW of clean power generation being built in one of Ontario's key wind areas,’ adds Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Development. ‘Along with Samsung and Capital Power, we are proud to develop a world-class wind project that is particularly exciting because we are hiring locally and using turbine blades and towers made in Ontario.’
The project partners recently began construction work at the K2 site, and the project is slated to be operational in mid-2015.