Pattern Energy Group LP has completed its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind power facility. Mont Sainte- Marguerite Wind is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Quebec City, in the Chaudiere-Appalaches region. As announced in June 2017, the facility will be acquired by Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) (Pattern Energy) and PSP Investments.
The successful completion of our first project in Quebec brings our total operational capacity in Canada to 1,533 MW, making Pattern the largest wind power producer in the country with nine facilities across four provinces, said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Development. Mont Sainte- Marguerite Wind brought strong economic benefits to the Beauce region through its use of local construction workers from Quebec and Siemens Gamesa wind turbines with locally- sourced components, supporting manufacturers in the province. Going forward the facility will generate millions of dollars for our community partners, the municipalities of Sacre-Coeur-de-Jesus, Saint-Sylvestre and Saint- Severin.
The Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind facility is utilizing 46 Siemens Gamesa innovative 3.2 MW direct drive wind turbines with components made in Canada, including the turbine hubs and towers, which were built in Quebec, leveraging the highly-skilled labor force and manufacturing facilities in the province. The turbine hubs were provided by Quebec- based Group FabDelta. The turbine blades were manufactured in Ontario and the towers were manufactured by Marmen at the company's facility in Matane, Quebec.
More than 350 skilled workers were employed on site at the peak of construction activity and Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind has approximately ten permanent employees for ongoing operations and maintenance, in addition to utilizing a number of local contractors.
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