Siemens Canada has secured a 124 wind turbine supply contract from Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group.

As per the terms of the contract, Siemens Canada will SWT-2.3-101 supply, install and commission the turbines at the 270MW South Kent wind project.

Located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in Southwestern Ontario, the facility will generate energy to meet the requirements of 100,000 households in the region.

Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin in 2013 with the operational date set for the spring of 2014.

Siemens Canada Wind Power vice president Jacob Andersen said that the company will ramp up production at the Tillsonburg plant to meet the demand created by the contract.

"We’re encouraged by the overall progress of wind projects in Ontario, are proud to base our Canadian operations in the province and are eager to help to bring renewable energy to Canadians," added Andersen.

The contract also includes a three-year service agreement.

Canada is the ninth largest producer of wind energy in the world with current installed capacity of around 6,500 MW, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association.