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Project partners Capital Power, Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group have begun construction work on their 270 MW K2 Wind project in Ontario. This follows the successful completion of an $850 million financing with 15 institutions.

The partners note that the project is hiring local workers and using Ontario-made products. In total, the companies say more than 1,000 workers from across southwestern Ontario will be involved in the manufacturing and assembly of the project’s 140 Siemens wind turbines, as well as site construction and operations. Once operational in the second half of 2015, the project will create approximately 18 to 24 permanent full-time positions, the partners add.

“K2 is our third wind project in Ontario to start construction, bringing a total of 690 MW of new wind energy to the province,” says Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Development. “K2 embodies Pattern Development’s continued commitment to delivering world-class projects in a responsible way and is particularly exciting because we are hiring locally and using blades and towers made here in Ontario. We’re proud to be part of Ontario’s commitment to green energy.”





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