Samsung, Pattern break ground on wind power project in Ontario

The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group broke ground on the 270 MW South Kent Wind project in Ontario.

The project will use 124 wind turbines, with Siemens (NYSE: SI) manufacturing the blades and CS Wind building the towers. TowerTEX's TowerSHADE product will also be used on the wind turbines to ease the impact of the red lights at night on residents near the project.

The wind power project will use Ontario-made wind turbine blades and towers to generate clean, renewable energy equal to the needs of about 100,000 Ontario homes each year.

There will be 300 workers on-site during construction, with 500 workers expected during peak construction periods.

The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014.

This story originally appeared on Power Engineering online. It was republished with permission.

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