Siemens’ Hutchinson plant to produce parts for Canadian wind project

The Siemens plant in Hutchinson will build the nacelles and hubs for 67 wind turbines for the 150-megawatt Grand Renewable Wind Project in southern Ontario. The park will also include 100-megawatts of solar power generation.

The project is the second in Ontario under the Green Energy Investment Agreement for which Siemens has been selected to supply and commission wind turbines. Earlier this year, Siemens was awarded a 270-megawatt order for the South Kent Wind project in Chatham-Kent.

“Not only are we supplying major wind turbine components from our factories in Kansas and Iowa for U.S. projects, we’ve also been successfully exporting blades and nacelles for projects in Canada, South America and around the world,” said Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy’s Wind Power Americas business, in a statement.

Since 2012, Siemens has exported a combined total of more than 800 blades and nacelles from its U.S. wind turbine manufacturing facilities, according to the company.