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Gamesa to supply turbines for 52.5MW wind farm in Thailand

Published 13 February 2017

Gamesa has secured an order to supply its new turbine model the G126-2.625 MW for a 52.5MW wind farm in Thailand.

More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with Thailand's developer, Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited, for the supply of 20 of these turbines (52.5MW) at the Mittraphap wind farm, located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima, in southern Thailand.

PowerChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation will carry out the engineering procurement and construction for this project.

The turbines are slated for delivery during the third quarter of this year and the project is due to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2018. In addition, Gamesa will maintain the complex for the next 10 years.

This agreement marks the company's third order in Thailand, having already been contracted to supply another 127.5MW for this same customer.

Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited is the investment leader in renewable energy industry in Thailand. The company developed and invested in renewable energy including wind and solar power in ASEAN countries and Japan.

The G126, technological excellence

This new turbine combines a longer rotor (126m in diameter), nominal capacity of 2.5MW or 2.625MW and a range of tower heights to choose from (84, 102 and 129m, among other customisable features depending on site conditions).

Moreover, thanks to its extremely low power density, an outstanding capacity factor and a low cost of energy, this turbine boosts energy production with respect to the G114-2.0 MW turbine by up to 25%.

Contract signed during the fourth quarter of 2016.

Source: Company Press Release