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Delivery of nine turbines planned for summer 2018

Senvion will supply nine MM92-type turbines under the new contract with wpd. The 18.4 MW-project is planned for summer 2018.

German-based Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, announced Monday, the signing of the contract to deliver nine industrial turbines for wpd Canada’s White Pines project in the Milford area. Turbine delivery is planned for the summer of 2018.

Senvion will supply the MM92-type turbines for the 18.45-MW project and some components are to be built in Ontario.

“The turbine towers and blades will be built in Ontario,” said Kevin Surette, wpd Canada communications. “As well as the padmount transformers used to increase the voltage in order to reduce line loss, and sits inside the turbine tower.”

In addition, he said, “virtually 100 per cent of the development and construction labour will be from Ontario residents.”

Surette said wpd plans to construct the turbine bases between now and next spring. With the delivery of the turbines in the summer, wpd is aiming to be fully operational by the fall.

Each turbine has a rated power output of 2.05 MW (at a wind speed of 12.5 m/s due to its significantly larger rotor diameter of 92.5 metres). The project’s power serves about 3,000 homes.

Senvion and wpd also concluded a service and maintenance agreement (ISP) for 15 years.

“We are pleased to sign this contract for the White Pines project,” says Lance Marram, CEO at Senvion North America. “Another project with wpd in Ontario that will see a quick turnaround.”

“We are pleased that the fifth wpd wind farm in Ontario is now under construction,” added Dr. Hartmut Brösamle, CEO wpd, “and thus wpd is expanding its position in Canada.”

Meanwhile, the community continues its protest of the turbines.

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  1. Chuck says:

    Urgent injunctions should be immediate.

  2. Emily says:

    Sure sounds like they will be towering above us before legal pursuits can alter it. November 17th is too long.

  3. Gary Mooney says:

    Fred, the Driver / Rowse application for a J.R. is less than a year old. It was initially dismissed in Divisional Court. The two appellants are seeking leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

    The CCSAGE action was commenced in 2016. t’s still in the early stages, with the province refusing to produce relevant documents and doing everything it can to delay the process.

    How long will these initiatives take? IWe should have a decision on the APPEC application within 3 to 4 months. If APPEC is successful, construction will stop, but Wpd will undoubtedly appeal. Re the other two, it could be a year for #2 and two years for #3. These are my guesses, without input from the appellants.

    To date, County residents have donated between $1 million and $1.5 million to fund the various legal challenges.

  4. Diane says:

    Wow, here we go again! More wind turbines is not what Ontario needs. There are way to many problems with these monsters from bad wells due to pile driving and health effects.
    Why is Ontario government letting these companies do whatever they want with no responsibility for the aftermath. Monkeys leading Lions!! This is our Ontario Government.

  5. Fred says:

    Gary Mooney; where are legal actions 2 & 3 at and will they see the light of day before the 500 ft monsters are up? Seems like they have been out there a very long time.

  6. Gary says:

    You need to hope!

  7. hockeynan says:

    Hope everything goes well for WPD

  8. Jane says:

    It is still news that a deal was signed and wpd plans to move forward despite community protest, and in the face of three legal battles.

    The cows (think they are horses), turtles and all other wildlife will not have a choice of where they live and graze, and if affected by infrared sound waves, (their habitats being destroyed etc) they will be anything but peaceful. The scale of the horses against the turbines is unreal.

    Money does make the world go round and if the thought of this moving forward upsets you, put your money where your mouth is and support the efforts of APPEC and those trying to save the County.

  9. Susan says:

    This was a Monday,October 16th announcement of a signed contract with WPD.

  10. Betty says:

    Trevor is right. This is an effort to bolster confidence in wpd Canada. CanWEA, the wind industry lobby group, posted this information first on October 4 2017. You can’t always believe what you read.

  11. Trevor Collier says:

    It’s disappointing that County Live has chosen to publish a Public Relations document, which (I would guess) is designed to boost the confidence of WPD’s German investors and bolster support for the unexplainable actions of the Wynne government in allowing the project to go ahead in violation of the original contract. Ergo, the photo showing a beautiful blue sky with animals peacefully grazing beneath aa industrial wind turbine which looks nowhere near the 500 foot (30 story) height of the turbines WPD plan to erect. Truly, “It’s money that makes the world go round”.

  12. Gary Mooney says:

    There are three legal actions that relate to Wpd:

    1. APPEC has applied to Divisional Court to have Wpd’s FIT contract (power purchase agreement) declared null and void, and for an injunction to prevent further work on the project. A hearing is scheduled for November 17 at the Picton Court House, 44 Union Street.

    2. South Marysburgh residents Liz Driver and Edwin Rowse have a legal action on appeal relating to protection of cultural heritage landscapes, focused on the six turbines that would flank Milford’s Main Street.

    3. CCSAGE has a legal action challenging the constitutionality of the Green Energy Act. It uses the White Pines project as its case study.

  13. Susan says:

    Did the “Fat Lady” just sing?

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