Siemens gets upgrade, service deals for 207 MW of Thai wind parks
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German industrial major Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) said today it has agreed to enhance the performance of two Thai wind parks totaling 207 MW and also to service and maintain the facilities for an additional 13 years.
The contracts concern the Korat 1 and 2 wind parks in northeastern Thailand’s Nakorn Rachasrima province. The two plants, owned by subsidiaries of Thai renewable energy producer Wind Energy Holding Co Ltd, entered service in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Siemens has been servicing the 90 units of SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines it supplied for the two parks since then and has now agreed to continue to do so over the next 13 years. The company noted that this is its first wind service extension in Thailand.
Also, Siemens has agreed to provide its Power Curve Upgrade (PCU) turbine blade modernisation product to all 90 turbines. This solution is expected to help boost power output by between 2% and 5%.