Canadian Solar has subcontracted European power company ABB and construction firm Bondfield to build and install a 100MW Ontario PV plant, said to be Canada’s largest PV array.
The Chinese-owned PV manufacturer and service provider’s subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions is acting as engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Grand Renewable Energy Project being developed by Samsung and investor Connor, Clarke & Lunn Infrastructure.
ABB will provide balance of system services, including power and automation products, as well as taking responsibility for the engineering, electrical installation and commissioning of the site.
Bondfield, an Ontario-based company, will oversee the civil works, including foundation design and installation, along with mechanical installation and assembly.
“The selection of ABB and Bondfield is the culmination of an extensive evaluation process, whereby we considered parties based on numerous criteria, including direct operating experience in Canada, total solution offerings, and examples of prior turnkey construction work on this larger scale,” said Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive of Canadian Solar.
When fully operational in 2015, the PV power plant is expected to produce approximately 165,000MWh of electricity a year.