Vestas to equip 45-MW wind farm in Thailand

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February 1 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) on Thursday unveiled a 45-MW order for a project in Thailand.

The contract was awarded by Winchai Co Ltd and calls for Vestas to deliver 13 units of its V136-3.45 MW machines. The turbines will be made with hub heights of 162 metres (531.5m), which the Danish firm says will be the highest turbine towers in Asia when installed.

The equipment, suitable for Thailand’s low wind conditions, will power the Rom Klao wind farm in Mukdahan province.

Vestas expects to ship the turbines by the end of this year, while commissioning is slated for the second quarter of 2019. Supervision of turbine installation and a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract with an extension option, as well as a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution are included in the contract.

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has received over 350 MW of turbine orders in Thailand since 2015. The Asian country aims to reach an up to 40% renewables share by 2036.

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