September 29 (Renewables Now) - Germany’s Max Boegl Group is preparing to start production of wind turbine towers in a mobile factory in Thailand for a project in Thepharak.
The plan is to start manufacturing the hybrid tower system at the Huai Bong site by the end of 2017, the company said. Total of 90 towers will be made by next year.
This is the first time Max Boegl will use the mobile factory concept for wind towers. It gives the company greater flexibility and is seen to help it to expand its global market presence.
A modified tower concept has been developed with a mobile factory for international markets. Max Boegl said the newly developed system for wind turbines with hub heights of 140 m to 180 m enables the concrete sections to be produced directly on site.
“The fact that all the individual components of the modern precast plant can be transported in containers means that it is quick and easy to run projects at a wide range of different project sites in various countries,” the company said.