Mar 24, 2018

Thailand wind farm to have record-breaking hub heights

Vestas once again underlines its focus on innovation and leadership by securing a 45 MW order for 13 V136-3.45 MW turbines, all with a record-breaking hub height of 162 meters.

The order was placed by Winchai Co. Ltd. for the Rom Klao wind farm, which will feature the highest wind turbine towers in Asia.

The V136-3.45 MW turbine features Vestas’ advanced aerofoil design, the proven 4 MW nacelle, and the High Tubular Steel Tower technology making it a great fit to deliver high and efficient energy production in Thailand’s low wind conditions.

“With Vestas’ proven track record in the Asia Pacific region and its ability to provide customized solutions for Thailand’s low wind conditions, we are certain that they are the right partner to work with on this project,” said Prompong Chaisrisawatsuk, chairman of Winchai. Co. Ltd.

“By partnering with Winchai Co. Ltd. on this exciting project, Vestas continues to be part of Thailand’s journey toward reaching its goal of up to 40 percent renewable energy by 2036,” said Clive Turton, president of Vestas Asia Pacific. “The project features the tallest towers in Asia and once again proves Vestas’ capability to offer the newest technology and develop site-specific solutions for all wind sites. Winchai is Vestas’ third customer in Thailand, and with this order we have announced more than 350 MW in the country since 2015.”

The Rom Klao wind project will be in Mukdahan, a north-eastern province of Thailand, and will also include supervision of turbine installation, a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract with the option of extension, and a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Turbine delivery is expected by the end of 2018 with commissioning expected in the second quarter of 2019.

Source: Vestas

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