K2 wind

Located in Goderich in southwestern Ontario, the wind farm will feature 140 units of the Siemens SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines.

The contract, announced by Siemens at the AWEA trade show in Las Vegas, also includes a long-term service and maintenance agreement.

The K2 wind project, which is owned by Samsung Renewable Energy, Capital Power and Pattern Energy Group, is expected to be operational in 2015.

Blades for the wind project will be produced at Siemens’ blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario, while towers will also be produced locally in Canada.

The nacelles will be assembled at Siemens’ US manufacturing plant in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Siemens Energy Wind Power chief executive for onshore in the Americas Mark Albenze said, "Canada is one of the most important wind markets in the Americas.

"We are proud to once again collaborate with the leading players in this market to bring renewable, clean and reliable energy to the homes and businesses of Canadian residents."

Pattern Energy Group chief executive Mike Garland said, "K2 will be an important addition to Ontario’s renewable energy fleet. Along with Samsung and Capital Power, we are proud to develop a world-class project that is particularly exciting because we are hiring locally and using turbine blades and towers made in Ontario."

Image: Siemens secures 270MW wind turbine supply contract in Canada. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.