Siemens to supply Canadian-made turbines for Ontario project
- October 30, 2014
Siemens Canada Ltd., Oakville, ON, will soon be busy building more wind tubines at its Tillsonburg, ON, manufacturing and assembly facility after securing a deal to deliver and install 46 direct drive win turbines to the Cedar Point project in Sarnia, ON.
All 138 55 -meter blades will be manufactured at the Siemens wind turbine blade facility in Tillsonburg, ON ,and all steel towers will be manufactured in the Province. The project further demonstrates the progress of the Green Energy Act as part of the Province's commitment to economic growth and environmental sustainability.
Siemens direct drive wind turbines feature only half of the parts required for a conventional geared wind turbine and a significantly smaller number of moving parts. The efficiency increases due to minimum losses in drive train and generator. The proven technology of the SWT-2.3-113 benefits from the experiences of 250 gearless Siemens wind turbines in operation.
Siemens has 46 offices and 18 manufacturing and assembly facilities across Canada.