Spanish manufacturer Gamesa has been contracted to install turbines at the Sarahnlom windfarm in Thailand.
The project is owned by Gunkul Engineering and it will see the installation of 33 turbines with a total capacity of 67.5MW. Constructed by PowerChina ZhongNan, the farm is located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima. It is claimed to be the tallest in Asia.
As part of the contract, Gamesa will supply 18 units of the G114-2.0 MW model and 15 of the G114-2.1 MW. The turbines will be equipped with 153m towers, which when added to 56m-long blades will reach a total height of 210m from ground to blade tip. The contract also includes operation and maintenance services for ten years.
Gamesa's marketing director Juan Diego Díaz said: “In designing such tall towers, almost 30m taller than usual for this model, and at a competitive cost, Gamesa's research and development (R&D) team has achieved a major technological feat.
“On the one hand, we reduce the cost of energy of the complex by boosting total output, as the turbines will reach heights at which the wind blows harder. On the other hand, we are demonstrating once again our ability to respond to what the market needs thanks to the versatility of our turbines.”
Gamesa will supply these turbines during the Q1, 2017, and commissioned in Q2.
More than 7,760MW has been installed by Gamesa in the markets of Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, China, and India.