OAKVILLE, Ont. — Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a contract to supply 45 of its SG 4.5-145 wind turbines to Calgary-based Suncor for the company’s Forty Mile wind power project in southern Alberta.
The order — signed in December 2019 — is Siemens Gamesa’s third with Suncor, providing a nominal capacity of 205 megawatts (MW) and including a maintenance agreement for 20 years.
This agreement takes the total suite of projects for the SG 4.5-145 wind turbine model in Canada to 574 MW. Siemens Gamesa has more than 3,000 MW total installed in Canada.
Since 2008, Siemens Gamesa says it has been providing clean energy to Canadians across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
“We are happy to strengthen our relationship with Suncor,” said David Hickey, head of the Siemens Gamesa business in Canada, in a prepared statement. “The SG 4.5-145 turbines provide extremely cost-competitive and clean energy, bringing economic benefits to the local communities in Alberta.”
Once operational in 2021, Suncor’s Forty Mile wind power project will provide green energy for more than 100,000 Alberta homes.