Goldwind has secured a firm turbine supply order for the 200 MW Golden South Wind Project in Canada
Goldwind Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese wind major Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, has announced that it has secured a firm turbine supply order for the 200 megawatts (MW) Golden South Wind Project located in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan in Canada.
The order has been received from Potentia Renewables, a Toronto-based developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy assets. The project will feature Goldwind permanent magnet direct-drive turbines.
It has been revealed that at the height of construction, the project will employ 220 people to build the wind farm and up to 10 people will be involved in the long-term operations of the project. Golden South will generate approximately 900,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity, eliminating over 500,000 tonnes of carbon from the electricity grid. The carbon reduction is equivalent to eliminating the pollution from half the vehicles in Regina or Saskatoon.
“We are pleased to be bringing Goldwind’s leading technology to Canada,” said Jeff Jenner, CEO of Potentia Renewables Inc.
“The direct-drive 4-MW turbines combined with the strong Saskatchewan winds and our simple interconnection enables Potentia to set a world record low price for long term wind energy contracts. This project provides SaskPower with the lowest cost of renewable energy in Canada for 25 years.”
The project will utilise 50 of Goldwind’s latest wind turbine series, the 4S MW platform, which feature a scalable rated capacity from 4.2 to 4.5 MW, and 136 and 155-meter rotor diameters.
“Goldwind is proud to work with Potentia Renewables, to deliver clean, cost-efficient wind energy to Western Canada’s robust wind market,” said David Sale, CEO for Goldwind Americas.
“The latest 4-MW turbines, developed for North America, underscore our ongoing commitment to bring industry-leading products and technology to our customers and their projects — further supporting a shared desire of a low carbon future for all.”
Under the terms of the deal, Goldwind also entered into an agreement to provide the project with long-term maintenance services and a comprehensive warranty package. The project is expected to be commercially operational by the end of 2020.