Samsung investing in Canadian wind projects
Samsung Renewable Energy has teamed up with Pattern Energy to acquire two development projects will be included in the larger South Kent wind farm, a 270MW wind project located in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada.
Samsung senior executive vice president Cheol-Woo Lee said that together with Pattern, the company is making major progress on its goal to bring new sources of wind energy to Ontario.
"In addition to closing on these projects we are closing on thousands of acres in southwestern Ontario and the Bruce region for the development of more than 500MW of wind power," Lee said.
Samsung said that the wind farms will use Ontario-made wind turbine components and towers from a new Siemens wind-turbine blade factory in Tillsonburg and a new Samsung wind-turbine tower factory in Windsor.