Siemens Gamesa lands 260-MW order in Thailand

Gamesa wind park in India. Source: Gamesa. License: All Rights Reserved.

November 27 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) said today it has secured an order to supply 260 MW of wind turbines in Thailand.

Under the contract, the Spanish-based manufacturer will provide 103 units of its G126-2.5 MW turbines to a local developer. Scheduled for delivery in May 2018, the turbines will be installed at the Hanuman wind complex, which is under construction in the province of Chaiyaphum, northeastern Thailand. Commissioning is expected towards the end of 2018. Siemens Gamesa will also operate and maintain the wind park.

With a tip height of 215 metres (705.4 ft), the turbines will be the highest in Asia, the company said. They will have towers that are 153 m high and and 62 m long blades, exceeding the previous record set by the company last summer with the installation of 33 210-metre tall turbines.  

Siemens Gamesa says it has installed 310 MW in Thailand since entering the market in 2011, which corresponds to half of the country's installed capacity.

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