Vestas nabs 180-MW Thai order from unnamed customer

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Aug 21 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) today said it has secured an order from an unnamed customer in Thailand to provide 180 MW of low-wind turbines.  

Under the contract, the company will supply and install 60 pieces of its V136-3.0 MW turbine. It expects to start delivering the machines late this year, while the wind park is scheduled to become operational in the middle of 2018. Vestas explained that, at the request of the customer, it is not revealing its name or that of the project.

The turbines will have the highest towers in the Asia Pacific, with a hub height of 157 metres (515 ft), the Danish manufacturer said. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) recently announced it has installed the tallest turbines in Asia at a 67.5-MW wind power plant in Thailand. They have towers that are 153-metre tall and blades of 56 metres. The total height of the Siemens Gamesa turbines is 210 metres.

The order includes a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service contract and Vestas' SCADA system for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance.

Once the wind farm is completed, Vestas will have more than 300 MW of installed capacity in Thailand.

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