Global technology company Siemens has secured a contract to continue maintenance services for Korat 1 and Korat 2 wind projects, which are located in the Nakorn Rachasrima province in north-eastern Thailand.
Siemens will be responsible for implementing performance-enhancing upgrades over the next 13 years, and installing the company's power curve upgrade (PCU) blade modernisation product to all 90 units.
Siemens' PCU is part of the company's digital services for energy portfolio, which is designed to enhance power output of wind turbines through a combination of features attached to the turbine's blade and adjustments in the controller software.
Siemens' power generation services windpower and renewables business unit CEO Mark Albenze said: "This is an important milestone for Siemens and for Thailand's renewable energy sector as they work toward enhancing their energy independence.
"By upgrading and modernising the wind turbines at Korat 1 and Korat 2 and by supporting both projects with our experienced and innovative service operations, we are helping extend the operational lifetime of these important clean energy-producing assets and we thank Wind Energy Holding for their continued confidence in Siemens Wind Service."
K.R. Two Company is the customer of Korat 1 project while the owner of the Korat 2 project is First Korat Wind. Both these companies are subsidiaries of Wind Energy Holding.
Wind Energy Holding CEO Emma Louise Collins said: "The Korat 1 and Korat 2 projects are the first utility scale projects in the country and a core part of the Wind Energy Holding portfolio.
"We have been very pleased with our ongoing partnership with Siemens, their technical capabilities in designing the PCUs and their capabilities in servicing and maintaining these two projects. We look forward to continuing to work with Siemens well into the future."
The Korat 1 and Korat 2 farms are claimed to be the largest in Thailand and contain 90 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines, which can produce approximately 207MW of renewable energy.
Image: Siemens receives long-term wind service extension in Thailand. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.