With 124 Siemens wind turbine generators, the South Kent Wind Project is one of the largest of its kind in Canada and will generate power for 100,000 homes.
In January 2013, Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. hired us to provide owner’s engineer and construction management services for its 270-MW wind power project in southwestern Ontario. The project is just one of the many renewable energy projects our client has planned in the province. And it’s a great start in reducing atmospheric emissions that cause greenhouse gases and acid rain.
Canada’s largest wind power project
The South Kent wind turbines are spread over a 45-kilometre area between the communities of Ridgetown and Tilbury. They’re connected by 280 kilometres of medium-voltage underground collectors, two substations and 35 kilometres of high-voltage transmission lines. This makes it the largest wind power project in Canada.
The project, which had a workforce of 350 during peak construction, is part of a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of wind and solar projects. This portfolio is the result of a landmark agreement negotiated directly between Samsung and the Ontario government in 2009 and 2010. Along with joint-venture partner Pattern Energy, Samsung is the largest developer of wind power in Ontario.
We’re pleased to be involved in an initiative to bring renewable energy to Ontario and to strengthen our leadership and expertise in this emerging field.
- We’re providing owner’s engineer and construction management services for one of the largest wind energy projects in Canada.
- The project will provide renewable energy to 100,000 homes.
- Wind power doesn’t produce the atmospheric emissions that cause greenhouse gases and acid rain.