Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a contract to provide 45 SG 4.5-145 turbines with a flexible rating up to 4.8 megawatts (MW) for Suncor Energy Inc.’s Forty Mile wind power project.
The order, signed in December 2019, is for a nominal capacity of 205 MW and includes a maintenance agreement for 20 years.
David Hickey, head of the Siemens Gamesa business in Canada, said the SG 4.5-145 turbines provide extremely cost competitive and clean energy, bringing economic benefits to the local communities in Alberta.
Once operational, Suncor’s wind project, on 50,000 acres, south and east of the town of Bow Island in Alberta, will provide green energy for more than 100,000 Alberta homes.
Suncor’s project is designed to be developed in two phases for a total of 400 MW, consisting of 89 wind turbines.
The first $300-million phase will have 200 MW of generating capacity and is expected to be in commercial service in December 2021. It will consist of 45 4.5 MW wind turbines, a meteorological tower, an electrical collection system, turbine access roads, and temporary construction facilities.
Forty Mile will deliver generated electricity to the gird via the Granlea substation, which will connect to the existing 240 kiloVolts (kV) transmission line within the project area.
Siemens Gamesa has been providing clean energy to Canadians across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan since 2008.