Vestas Wind Systems has announced that it has received an order to provide 126 MW to a large-scale wind park in Thailand.
The Danish wind energy giant announced on Tuesday that it had received an order for 70 units of the V110-1.8 MW turbine for the 126 MW Had Kanghan project, located in the Songkla and Nakhon Si Thamarat provinces of Thailand. The order was placed by developer Energy Absolute PCL, with delivery and commissioning both expected in 2016.
“As one of the leading renewable energy companies in Thailand, Energy Absolute PCL has found in Vestas the right partner for this project, a company with a proven track record of business case certainty and developing wind projects in emerging markets like Thailand,” said Somphote Ahunai, Chief Executive Officer of Energy Absolute PCL. “We believe the partnership with Vestas will bring huge success for us in our first wind power project.”
“We are pleased that Energy Absolute has selected Vestas to partner with them for their first wind energy project, which will contribute to enhancing Thailand’s energy independence,” said Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China. “With our technologically advanced 2 MW variant turbine and our unique tower crane solution, which is well-suited for this project, Vestas can provide Energy Absolute an superior annual energy production and low cost of energy, helping to secure business case certainty for their investment.”
This will be Vestas’ first large-scale wind park in Thailand, and upon completion the Had Kanghan project will be one of Southeast Asia’s largest such projects. Vestas is also contracted to supply a five-year service contract, which is on the shorter side of Vestas’ service contract offerings.
Vestas has continued to reap the rewards of a stable business and industry, with this latest order the 47th of the year. During a 12 day period over the end of August and beginning of September, Vestas took in seven contracts totaling 332 MW, which itself followed a successful second quarterly earnings report. And earlier this month, Vestas announced a small 24 MW order for a wind park in Vietnam with developer HydroChina.