RES Canada starts construction on Samsung-Pattern Wind Project
By Staff ReportConstruction Infrastructure
Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), a leader in the construction of wind and solar projects in Canada, has started construction on the 270MW South Kent Wind project. Located within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ont., the project is being developed by Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP.
RES Canada was selected to serve as the general contractor and will oversee project management of all construction activities. The South Kent Wind project gives a large boost to the Ontario wind energy supply chain, with components of 124 Siemens 2.3MW turbines manufactured in the province, including towers from facilities in Windsor, and blades from Tillsonburg. Once completed, the wind farm is expected to produce enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 100,000 Ontario homes.