Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the 126 MW Had Kanghan project, located in the Songkla and Nakhon Si Thamarat provinces of Thailand. Placed by Energy Absolute PCL, the order comprises 70 units of the V110-1.8 MW turbine, which will help Thailand reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuels, thus increasing its energy independence.
Somphote Ahunai, Chief Executive Officer of Energy Absolute PCL says “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. We believe the partnership with Vestas will bring huge success for us in our first wind power project”.
Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China, says “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”. Beaufait continues, “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”.
Delivery is expected in 2016 with commissioning in the same year. Vestas will be responsible for the supply, supervision of erection, and commissioning of the turbines. The project also includes a five-year AOM 4000 service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance.