Siemens wins order for Grand Bend Wind Farm in Canada

Siemens won an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 40 SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines.

Customer is Grand Bend Wind Limited Partnership, a partnership between Northland Power Inc., a Canadian independent power producer based in Toronto, and two local First Nations, the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Bkejwanong Territory (Walpole Island First Nation).

The Grand Bend wind power plant will be erected around 136 miles southwest of Toronto in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The total capacity of this 100 MW onshore project will be sufficient to provide eco-friendly electricity to about 30,000 Canadian households. All 120 of the 60-yard long rotor blades for the wind turbines will be manufactured at the Siemens plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Construction work for the site is already underway.

Commercial operation is scheduled for the first half of 2016. Siemens will also be responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines over a period of ten years.

Northland Power is the main shareholder, owning sixty percent of the shares in the largest Dutch offshore wind power plant Gemini. Siemens is supplying 150 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 4 MW and a rotor diameter of 142 yards, for this 600 MW project and will also be responsible for service and maintenance for a period of 15 years.

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