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GE lands 270-MW wind supply deal in Thailand

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December 13 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy and GE Power, both part of General Electric (NYSE:GE), have secured wind turbine and electrical components supply contracts for a 270-MW project in Thailand.

In a press release on Wednesday, the companies said GE Renewable Energy is to deliver 90 units of 3.0-137 turbines with 156.5-metre hybrid towers for the Theparak wind project in Central Thailand. These would be the tallest wind turbines the firm has ever installed outside of Europe.

GE Power, meanwhile, will supply the turbine's electric drive train with generators and pitch motors, and the collector and grid interconnection substation packages.

The contracts come from Wind Energy Holding, which is part of Thailand's KPN Group. Apart from the equipment supply for the three 90-MW phases of the Theparak project, GE Renewable Energy has also secured a 15-year Full Service Agreement.

The wind farm is to start commercial operations in 2018, supporting Thailand’s 40% renewables goal for 2036, GE said.

“By collaborating with experts across our wind and grid business, our customer will be able to implement a solution that ensures full integration from the turbines all the way to the local utility,” said Kovit Kantapasara, head of GE Thailand.

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