Siemens Gamesa builds Asia's tallest turbines at Thai wind farm

Gamesa turbine installation. Source: www.nrel.gov

Aug 8 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has installed the tallest turbines in Asia at the 67.5-MW Sarahnlom wind power plant in Thailand, it said today.

The wind farm, owned by Thailand-based Gunkul Engineering Pcl (BKK:GUNKUL), has 33 pieces of G114-2.0 and G114-2.1 MW turbines. The towers are 153-metre tall and the blades are of 56 metres. The total height of the turbines is 210 metres.

Upon commissioning, planned for this year, the wind park in Nakhon Ratchasima province will be operated and maintained (O&M) by Siemens Gamesa for 10 years.

Gamesa of Spain and Siemens Wind Power officially merged in early April. The company has installed over 11 GW in Asia.

Siemens Gamesa recently reported earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of EUR 45 million (USD 53m) for the quarter through June 2017, down from EUR 137 million a year earlier, and revenues of EUR 2.69 billion, up from EUR 1.72 billion.

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