Vestas lands major Thai order from Wind Energy Holding
Vestas Asia Pacific has won a 180-megawatt wind-park contract in Thailand, including the delivery of 60 V136-3.0 MW turbines that will be the first of their kind in Asia-Pacific.
With a hub height of 157 metres, the dual wind parks will feature the highest towers in the region to date, company president Clive Turton said on Monday. The firm and unconditional order has been placed by a new customer, Thailand’s Wind Energy Holding, and is for the T2 Tropical Wind Farm and T3 KRS Three Wind Farm in Nakhon Ratchasima and Chaiyaphum provinces, respectively. The order includes supply and installation of the turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 service contract in which Vestas guarantees a defined high level of availability and performance.
It also includes VestasOnline Business, Vestas’s unique SCADA system for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance. “Wind Energy Holding is the largest wind-park operator in Southeast Asia and their choice of Vestas and our V136-3.0 MW turbine is a great testament to our strong offering in Thailand. With our proven track record in the region and ability to provide customised solutions for Thailand’s low wind conditions, we offer the low cost of energy and business case certainty that the market demands,” Turton said. Turbine delivery is expected to start late this year, with commissioning in mid-2018. Vestas Asia Pacific, which is based in Singapore, is part of Denmark-headquartered energy group Vestas.