Siemens receives first 138 MW wind power order in Manitoba, Canada

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 is Pattern Energy, an independent, fully 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 clean power for more than 50,000 homes in Manitoba, Canada.

"We are very pleased that Pattern Energy has chosen Siemens to be the wind turbine equipment supplier for the St. Joseph project," stated Bill Smith, Senior Vice President, Siemens Canada Limited.

"This order is of great significance to Siemens as this is our first wind farm in the province of Manitoba. We hope to build on the success we’ve already had in the province of Ontario and grow our wind power business footprint in Canada."

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.

"Partnering with Siemens is helping Pattern Energy to construct a world-class wind energy project at St. Joseph that will maximize the area’s excellent wind resource to create a significant source of renewable energy for Manitoba and produce enough clean power for 50,000 homes," said Mike Garland, Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Energy.
"Pattern has had a long and productive relationship with Siemens and we look forward to working with them on this exciting project."

Siemens recently partnered with Pattern Energy on its Hatchet Ridge project in Shasta County, California, which is currently under construction. Siemens is supplying and installing 44 units of its 2.3-MW SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines and will also provide two years of service and maintenance. Commissioning of the Hatchet Ridge wind farm is scheduled for fall 2010.

Wind power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2009, revenue from the Portfolio totaled approximately EUR23 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of environmentally friendly technologies.