Canada-based Pristine Power, a developer and operator of electricity and steam generation facilities, has signed an agreement with Siemens Energy to reserve two Siemens STG6-PAC-5000F combustion turbine generator packages to be used in the 393MW York Energy Centre project.

A definitive purchase agreement with Siemens would be entered in the third quarter of 2009, and the delivery of the turbines is scheduled for early 2011.

Jeffry Myers, president and chief executive officer of Pristine, said: “The signing of the turbine reservation agreement represents a key commercial milestone for the York Energy Centre. Completion of successful negotiations with Siemens means that the York Energy Centre project remains on schedule. We are actively engaged in the permitting process as well as negotiation of other key contracts.

When complete, the York Energy Centre is expected to provide support to the electricity infrastructure in the northern York region, providing necessary electricity generation during peak hours and supporting overall transmission grid stability in the region.

The York Energy Centre natural gas fired power plant is equally owned by Pristine Power and an affiliate of Harbert Power.