Canadian Manufacturing

Big wind win for Siemens in Ontario

All 273 blades for 180-megawatt Armow Wind project will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ont.



OAKVILLE, Ont.—Siemens Canada Ltd. has landed a deal to supply, install and commission wind turbines for Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP.

The SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for the 180-megawatt Armow Wind in Kincardine, Ont., will generate clean power for approximately 70,000 homes, and create about 200 jobs during construction and 15 permanent jobs during operation.

Construction of the project is now underway with commercial operation expected by Q4 2015. All 273 49-meter blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ont., and 91 towers for the project will be manufactured locally at CS Wind’s facility in Windsor using Ontario-made steel.

The deal includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement.

Siemens’ wind turbine Service and Maintenance Distribution Centre in Chatham, Ont., will support this project. The centre stores commonly used wind turbine parts and serves as a training centre to develop and advance technical and safety skills for the firm’s wind technicians.

Siemens Canada has 4,500 employees working to supply the electrification, automation and digitalization market segments and posted 2013 revenues of $2 billion.

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