Repower Systems AG (Xetra: RPW.DE ) said today it has signed contracts to deliver 55 2-megawatt Repower MM92 CCV wind turbines designed for cold climates to Canadian wind projects. Forty turbines are destined for the 80 megawatt (MW) Saint-Robert-Bellarmin project in Quebec and 15 are heading to the Ganaraska and Whispering Woods wind farms that will generate a total of 30 MW in Ontario.
Quebec Hydro  says the Saint-Robert-Bellarmin wind farm project, developed by Saint-Laurent Énergies, is the result of the relocation of the Aguanish wind farm project, which was accepted following Hydro Quebec's second call of tenders for the purchase of wind power. It will feature the same number of wind turbines and installed capacity as the original project.
To bring the 80 MW output from the future wind farm onto its transmission grid, Hydro Quebec will build a new 120-kV single-circuit 20-mile line between the developer's substation in Saint-Robert-Bellarmin in the Le Granit RCM, to Hydro-Québec's Bolduc substation in Saint-Martin in the Beauce-Sartigan RCM. It must also make modifications to Bolduc substation to accommodate the line.
Repower said the Saint-Robert-Bellarmin project marks the second call from a framework agreement that Repower signed with the Canadian operation of EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A. (Paris: EEN.PA) in November 2009. Construction of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin is set to start as early as summer 2011.
The contracts for the Ganaraska and Whispering Woods wind farms, located in the Oshawa region, were concluded with Ottawa-based Wind Works Power Corp.  (OTC: WWPW.OB ). Together the wind farms will generate a total of 30 MW of installed power. Wind Works says both the Ganaraska and Whispering Woods projects have been awarded a feed-In tariff power purchase contract by the Ontario Power Authority and environmental studies are currently being completed for each project.
For the construction of Ganaraska and Whispering Woods, Repower will cooperate with local companies supplying towers, blades and converters.
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