Samsung Renewable Energy and two partners are hiring workers for construction of the 270MW K2 Wind Power Project in southwestern Ontario in Canada.
than 1,000 workers from across the region will be involved in the manufacturing
and assembly of the wind turbines, site construction and operations. Siemens
will manufacture the turbine blades at its plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario, while
CS Wind will supply towers from a facility in Windsor.
project will use 140 Siemens turbines. The other partners are Pattern Energy Group,
a US wind developer, and Capital Power, an independent power producer
headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.
construction activities are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2014,
with commercial operation anticipated in the second half of 2015. Power from the
project will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority.
consortium estimates that K2 will generate clean, renewable energy equal to the
needs of approximately 100,000 Ontario homes each year.
The project is part of a 1.369GW renewable energy agreement
between the Samsung-led group and Ontario government. K2 and similar-size South
Kent are the largest wind farms in the accord.