Aug. 10, 2010 — Siemens will build a wind turbine blade factory in Ontario to help meet the demand for wind turbines purchased under a new agreement with Samsung C&T and Pattern Energy.
The development of this agreement, under Ontario’s Green Energy Act and the associated Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, will provide Ontario consumers enough sustainable clean electricity each year to power more than 240,000 homes.
Samsung has committed to develop 2,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power over the next six years. Siemens will supply technologically advanced wind turbines at selected projects in southern Ontario and the implementation of this agreement will create up to 300 “green collar” jobs and up to an additional 600 hundred construction and indirect service jobs over its term.
Siemens has installed a total of 130 2.3-MW rated wind turbines at Kruger Energy’s 101.2-MW Port Alma wind farm and TransAlta’s 197.8-MW Wolfe Island wind farm in Ontario and is supplying an additional 152 units of its 2.3-MW wind turbines to four recently announced projects, which will bring Siemens’ installed capacity to a total of 550 MW by the end of 2011.
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