Gamesa to erect 67.5 MW of very tall turbines in Thailand
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Spanish wind turbines maker Gamesa (BME:GAM) said Tuesday it will supply and install, at a 67.5-MW wind park in central Thailand, the tallest turbines in Asia.
The contract calls for Gamesa to supply 18 turbines of the G114-2.0 MW model and 15 pieces of its G114-2.1 MW turbine, all of which will be installed on 153-metre-high (502 ft) towers. Adding the 56-metre blades to the calculation means that the blade tip will soar around 210 metres above the ground.
Gamesa will work on the Sarahnlom wind complex, located in Nakhon Ratchasima province, under a deal with Thailand-based Gunkul Engineering Pcl (BKK:GUNKUL). Sector player PowerChina ZhongNan is building the plant, according to the press release.
The Spanish manufacturer will supply the equipment during the first quarter of next year. Upon commissioning of the facility in April-June 2017, Gamesa will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services over a 10-year period.
In 2015, Gamesa made its debut on the Thai market by winning a 60-MW order from the same customer. The company’s Asian presence amounts to more than 7,760 MW.