Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for 60 2.3 MW SWT-2.3-101 wind turbine to be installed in Manitoba, Canada. The scope for Pattern Energy's St. Joseph wind farm includes the supply, technical field assistance for erection and commissioning of the 60 units, and two years of service and maintenance.
Installation is expected to begin in September and be completed by the end of the year. With an installed capacity of 138 MW, the St. Joseph wind farm is expected to provide clean power for more than 50,000 homes in Manitoba.
‘This order is of great significance to Siemens, as this is our first wind farm in the province of Manitoba,’ says Bill Smith, senior vice president of Siemens Canada Ltd. ‘We hope to build on the success we've already had in the province of Ontario and grow our wind power business footprint in Canada.’
Siemens recently partnered with Pattern Energy on its Hatchet Ridge project in Shasta County, Calif., which is currently under construction.