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Siemens secures wind turbine order for Grand Bend Wind project in Canada

CTBR Staff Writer Published 16 April 2015

German multinational conglomerate Siemens has secured an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 40 SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines in Ontario, Canada.

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Grand Bend Wind Limited Partnership, a partnership between Northland Power, a Canadian independent power producer based in Toronto, and two local First Nations, the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Bkejwanong Territory (Walpole Island First Nation), will build the Grand Bend wind power plant, around 220 kilometers southwest of Toronto in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The total capacity of this100MW onshore project will be sufficient to provide eco-friendly electricity to approximately 30,000 Canadian households.

Siemens will manufacture all 120 of the 55-meter-long rotor blades for the wind turbines at the plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division CEO of Market Unit Onshore, Thomas Richterich said: "Canada is one of the most important markets for us across the Americas.

"For the first time we will be supplying wind turbines for a Canadian project to Northland Power."

The under construction site is expected to begin commercial operation in the first half of 2016. Siemens will also be responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines over a period of ten years.

Image: The 100MW project will supply 30,000 Canadian households with clean electricity. Photo: Courtesy of Siemens.