Siemens to equip Samsung, Pattern 150-MW wind scheme in Ontario
Oct 8, 2013 - The Canadian arm of German engineer Siemens (ETR:SIE) said Tuesday it had secured a 150-MW wind turbine order from Pattern Energy Group LP and Samsung Renewable Energy Inc for a project in Ontario.
The Grand Renewable wind farm will be located close to the 100-MW Grand Renewable solar park in the County of Haldimand.
This is the second contract that Siemens Canada receives for wind farms developed by the duo. The previous was for the 270-MW South Kent. US-based Pattern Energy and its partner, a unit of South Korea’s Samsung C&T (SEO:000830) are developing several wind and solar projects in Ontario.
Under this latest deal, Siemens Canada will supply, deliver and commission 67 pieces of the SWT-2.3-101 turbines. The blades will be made at Siemens’ factory in Tillsonburg, while towers will be manufactured at CS Wind's Windsor plant. Turbine delivery is to start in January next year, while the Grand Renewable Energy Park is seen to reach commercial operation next autumn.
Siemens will also offer maintenance services to the wind park as part of a three-year contract.