ABB wins contract to construct 100-MW PV plant inOntario

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    Switzerland’s ABB has received a contract to construct a 100 MW solar farm in Ontario, PV-Magazine reports.

    The first phase of the Grand Renewable Energy Park will cost an estimated C$80 million. The project is part of a wider C$5 billion investment by Samsung Renewable Energy and partners to create and build a leading green cluster of renewable energy plants in Canada, with a combined clean energy generation capacity of 1,369 MW.

    ABB and its consortium partner Bondfield Construction were awarded the order from Canadian Solar Solutions, and will be expected to begin work on the project immediately, with a fully operational date given for 2015.

    ABB will also be responsible for the engineering, commissioning, electrical installation and performance testing of the plant, while Bondfield Construction will handle all civil and mechanical installation works.

    Once complete, the PV plant will produce 165,000 MWh of solar electricity – enough renewable energy to power an estimated 13,750 Canadian homes and displace some 162,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

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