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GE to supply turbines for 60MW wind farm in Thailand

CTBR Staff Writer Published 04 December 2015

GE Renewable Energy has been contracted by Khao Kor Wind Power to supply turbines for the latter's wind farm in Petchaboon, Thailand.

Under the contract, GE will deliver 24 wind turbines with 2.5MW capacity each for the 60MW wind project.

These turbines with a 120m rotor diameter are designed to increase power yields for low-to-medium wind speed regions, like the conditions anticipated at the Khao Kor wind farm.

The THB5bn ($139.2m) wind farm is expected to become operational in May next year, The Nation reported.

GE Thailand president and CEO Kovit Kantapasara said: "The Khao Kor wind farm will be GE's first wind facility in the country.

"GE is proud to help Thailand change its energy mix and reach its renewable energy goals."

The contract will also require GE to provide logistics, installation and maintenance for the project, the publication reported.

The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency's (DEDE)Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP) is aimed at increasing renewable electricity share in the country's total electricity mix from approximately 12% in 2014 to 25% by 2021.

GE Asia Pacific wind business general manager Peter Cowling said: "This region has huge potential for wind power, and our technology is competitive, reliable and innovative.

"GE is committed to supporting local developers in Thailand, and we hope to continue collaborating with regional customers to build additional wind power capacity in the future."