Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 5, 2013 – ABB and its consortium partner Bondfield Construction have won an order from Canadian Solar Solutions to supply a 100 megawatt (MW) turnkey photovoltaic (PV) solar project for the Grand Renewable Energy Park in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. ABB’s order value is around $80 million and was booked in the third quarter.
The plant is part of a $5 billion investment by Samsung Renewable Energy and partners to create a green energy cluster of wind and solar power, sources with the capacity to generate 1,369 MW of renewable energy. The first of these developments includes a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant and a 150 MW wind farm. Canadian Solar Solutions is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the plant.
“We are delighted to work with Canadian Solar Solutions on the country’s largest solar PV plant and to support Samsung’s visionary renewable energy initiative,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
ABB will provide a balance of system (BOS) solution comprising a broad range of power and automation products. ABB is also responsible for engineering, electrical installation, commissioning, and performance testing of the plant. Civil and mechanical installation works will be performed by ABB’s consortium partner, Ontario-based Bondfield Construction.
Once fully operational in 2015, the PV power plant will produce 165,000 megawatt-hours of emissions-free electricity a year, enough to power 13,750 Canadian homes. It will also contribute to a cleaner environment by displacing 162,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.Tagged with lighting, tED