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Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals Inc. says it has signed a binding agreement with Siemens Canada Ltd. to supply up to 130 turbines for its 300 MW offshore wind power project on Lake Ontario. The turbine blades will be manufactured at Siemens' renewable energy plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario.

Windstream holds the only offshore wind power feed-in-tariff (FIT) contract in the province of Ontario. The project’s planned location is five to 16 km off the southwest shore of Wolfe Island in eastern Lake Ontario.

With this supply contract, Windstream has guaranteed that the Wolfe Island Shoals project will utilize more than 50% Ontario content. The project will create more than 1,900 jobs for the first five years of development, and 175 jobs after construction, Windstream adds.

The announcement comes during the provincial government's moratorium on offshore wind activities, issued last February.




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