Wolfe Island Wind Project To Use Siemens Wind Turbines

Siemens Power Generation (PG) plans to supply 86 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3 megawatts (MW) each for the Wolfe Island Wind project, which is located near Kingston in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

According to Siemens, the installed capacity of the Wolfe Island Project will be nearly 200 MW, and it is scheduled to be operational in fall 2008.

“Globally, cumulated wind power installations are forecasted to increase from 60 gigawatts (GW) in 2005 to more than 150 GW in 2010 and more than 300 GW in 2020,” said Randy Zwirn, president and CEO of Siemens Power Generation, Inc. and member of the PG Group Executive Management.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, the U.S. market will be the most important national market in the world during the 2007-2010 period. Canada is expected to rank among the five largest wind power markets over the coming decade, according to an Emerging Energy Research (EER) study.

So far this calendar year, Siemens has secured wind turbine orders totaling more than 750 MW in North America. The combined value of these orders exceeds $1.1 billion.
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