In addition to the wind turbines, Siemens says it is establishing a blade manufacturing site in Canada that is set to create up to 300 jobs in the province.
“With this supply agreement we are strengthening our position in the rapidly growing wind power market in Canada,” says Jens-Peter Saul, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit.
“Furthermore, by investing in a new blade production facility in Canada, Siemens is pushing further ahead with the regionalisation of its wind manufacturing network in important markets.”
Siemens also recently invested in a US wind turbine nacelle production facility in Hutchinson Kansas which will start producing nacelles in December.
Ontario wind projects
Siemens, Samsung C&T and its development partner Pattern Energy have worked together on the first phase of development under Ontario's feed-in tariff (FiT) programme where Samsung has committed to develop 2 GW of wind power over the next 6 years.
The announced wind turbine supply agreement is part of this commitment.
The installed capacity of wind power in Canada is expected to increase from 3.4 GW today to more than 15 GW in 2020.