Boeing and Montreal-based power generation technology maker RER Hydro will partner to build hydrokinetic turbines for the Quebec provincial government in Canada.
The companies will engineer 40 turbine units that are meant to generate nearly 9 megawatts of renewable energy at the St. Lawrence River near downtown Montreal, Boeing said Monday.
Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, said this government-industry partnership is part of his company’s long-term strategy to work with clean energy customers.
This agreement marks the first commercial sale of the hydrokinetic turbines, which RER will manufacture at its new facility in Quebec.
“Because it’s not a dam, the turbines generate clean power without disrupting the river flow or the natural habitat,” said Imad Hamad, RER chief executive officer.
Boeing and RER reached an agreement in 2012 for Boeing to exclusively sell the turbines worldwide.