Siemens Canada will build the new wind farm in the Quebec region of Chaudière-Appalaches, following a Hydro-Quebec call for tenders



Following a Hydro-Quebec call for tenders for the construction of new wind farms for a total installed capacity of 450 MW, the names of the suppliers have been published in December 2014. Siemens Canada will supply the turbines for the new wind farm at Mont-Sainte-Marguerite, in the Quebec region of Chaudière-Appalaches. The two other wind farms targeted by Hydro-Québec will be in the Gaspé-peninsula and the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.

The contractor for Mont-Sainte-Marguerite farm is Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES) and the Saint-Séverin-et-Saint-Sylvestre city is the local constituant. 46 wind turbines will be installed by Siemens, for a total production of 147.2 MW.

The construction period should stretch over 2016-2017, with a targeted delivery date of December 1, 2017. More than 200 workers should take part in the construction phase, between 10 and 12 permanent jobs will be created on-site once the farm starts production.The energy-transport cables to the Hydro-Quebec transformation post in Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus will be buried underground. Therefore no pylons and high-voltage cables will be installed on agricultural and forest grounds.

Siemens Canada operates a wind turbine blades facility in Tillsonburg (Ontario), and a transformer production facility in Trois-Rivières.

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