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Re: E-M:/ wind turbine mfr chooses Ontario

In a message dated 6/21/2008 12:38:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time, lang.sc.oak@hotmail.com writes:
Company blown away by Ontario

Here is more information form the article: http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/446511

"Ontario is well positioned," said Multibrid's Canadian director, Jean-François Beland. He said there are 22 offshore wind projects proposed in North America, many of them in the Great Lakes region, and Ontario has the highways, railways, waterways, steel-making capacity and skilled workforce required to be a manufacturing hub for those projects. "The supply chain is already there," Beland added. (Michigan has a better supply chain!) 

"Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Auto Workers, whose members have suffered from a series of automotive plant closures, fully backs the Tai Wind initiative. He sent a union representative to yesterday's announcement to express his support."

"Offshore wind is gaining momentum globally. Such projects require special engineering and underwater transmission, making them more expensive to build than onshore projects. But this added cost is largely offset by the stronger, more reliable and energy-packed winds blowing offshore. But the Great Lakes represent a unique opportunity – they have strong winds, but unlike ocean projects, the lakebeds are shallower and the water is less turbulent, making for easier construction."



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