The Mesgi’g Ugju’s'n (MU) wind farm in Quebec has signed a contract with Senvion who will be the company to supply wind turbines for the 150MW project. Senvion is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, which is the world’s 5th largest wind turbine supplier, with installations in 33 countries and over 24GW of wind power.
Senvion will be installing 3.2M114 wind turbine models which are called the ‘cold climate version’; equipped with a hot-air de-icing system and perfect for cold weather. This project will be the first in North America for Senvion, but the company is no stranger to developing wind turbines for cold climates like those of Northern Quebec. It’s already installed almost 500 MW of this wind turbine across Europe. If you’re big on stats, each turbine is 3.2MW with an electrical pitch, a rotor diameter of 114 meters and hub height of 100 meters.
The wind farm in Quebec is owned in a 50/50 split between the 3 Mi’gmaq First Nations of Quebec and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. The president and CEO of Innergex Renewable Energy, Michel Letellier said, “Signing this turbine supply contract marks an important milestone in the development of the MU wind project, founded on our strong partnership with the Mi’gmaq First Nations of Quebec. As a result, the project’s risk profile and economic returns are improved.”
The wind farm contract was awarded in March 2014 but is expected to be operational in 2016.