Siemens receives first wind turbine order in Manitoba

Company to install 196 2.3-MW in wind turbine output by year's end.

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by DE staff

William (Bill) Smith (right), senior vice president of Siemens Canada and Colin Edwards, senior developer of Pattern Energy, Canada, signed a recognition agreement, to acknowledge the new St. Joseph wind power plant, near the town of Morris, Manitoba, during the Globe 2010 conference, in Vancouver, B.C. (CNW Group/Siemens Canada Limited)

Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for 60 2.3-MW SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines to be installed near the town of Morris, Manitoba. The scope for the St. Joseph wind farm includes the supply, technical field assistance for erection and commissioning of the 60 units, as well as two years of service and maintenance. Installation is expected to begin in September 2010 and be completed by the end of 2010.

The purchaser, Pattern Energy, is an independent integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy and transmission assets across the United States, Canada and Latin America. With an installed capacity of 138 megawatts (MW), the St. Joseph wind farm is expected to provide power for more than 50,000 Manitoba homes.

By the end of 2010, Siemens will have installed a total of 196 2.3-MW wind turbines in Ontario. These include 86 units at Canadian Hydro’s Wolfe Island wind farm, 44 wind turbines at Kruger Energy’s Port Alma wind farm, 44 units at Kruger Energy’s Chatham wind farm and 22 wind turbines at the Gosfield wind farm, owned by Brookfield Renewable Power Inc.