Spanish wind energy manufacturing giant Gamesa has announced it has been appointed to build a new small wind farm which will lay claim to Asia’s tallest wind turbines.
The 67.5 MW Sarahnlom Wind Farm project is being built by developer PowerChina ZhongNan in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima, in central Thailand, and will be owned by Gunkul Engineering. While comparatively small compared to some of the wind farms we have been talking about lately, this is nevertheless an important step forward for Asia’s wind industry, with the turbine towers to be used reaching to 153 meters high, the tallest turbines to be installed in Asia.
Gamesa will provide 18 of its G114-2.0 MW wind turbines, and 15 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines, all atop the 153 meter-tall turbine towers.
“In designing such tall towers, which are almost 30 meters taller than is usual for this model, and at a competitive cost, Gamesa’s R&D team has achieved a major technological feat,” explained Juan Diego Díaz, Marketing Director. “On the one hand, we reduce the Cost of Energy of the complex by boosting total energy output, as the turbines will reach heights at which the wind blows harder. On the other hand, we are demonstrating once again our ability to respond to what the market needs thanks to the versatility of our turbines.”
The project is expected to be built during the first half of 2017, with turbines supplied during the first quarter and completion expected to be completed by the end of the first half.