Canadian Manufacturing

Siemens receives order for 67 Canadian-built wind turbines

All steel for Ontario-built towers, blades to be sourced from Essar Steel Algoma



OAKVILLE, Ont.—The developers of a massive wind energy project in southwestern Ontario have placed an order with Siemens Canada for 67 wind turbines.

With financing for the 150-megawatt Grand Renewable Wind Project in Haldimand County, Ont., closing last month, developers Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP finalized the order with Siemens for the turbines that will make up the wind installation at the site.

According to Siemens, all of the 49-metre blades for the project will be manufactured at its facility in Tillsonburg, Ont., where 275 employees are currently building blades for existing orders.

Towers for the turbines will be built by CS Wind in Windsor, Ont., with all steel for the project sourced from Essar Steel Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Siemens said deliveries to the project will begin in January 2014, with commercial operation expected to begin by fall 2014.

The site will also consist of 100-MW of solar power.

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