Nov 15, 2013 - The Canadian arm of German Siemens (FRA:SIE) has won a deal to deliver and commission the equipment for the 46-MW Oldman 2 wind project in Alberta, Canada, owned by Swedish furniture retailer Ikea.
The order, awarded by the project’s builder and operator Mainstream Renewable Power, calls for the supply and installation of 20 pieces of SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines, Siemens said Thursday. The German firm will also service and maintain the equipment.
The wind power plant is currently being constructed in Pincher Creek, southern Alberta. Once operational, the facility will be able to produce about 161 GWh of power each year, enough to meet the annual demand of 13,500 local homes. The wind park is expected to be put online by the autumn of 2014.
Just yesterday Mainstream said it would sell the CAD-90-million (USD 86m/EUR 64m) wind scheme to Ikea.
Alberta is now Canada number three wind power market. It is home to 1,117 MW of installed capacity or nearly 17% of the country's wind farms.
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