Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas inks order in Thailand

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 126 megawatts order for a wind-power project in the Songkla and Nakhon Si Thamarat provinces of Thailand, the company said Tuesday.

Placed by Energy Absolute PCL, a Thailand-based company engaged in the renewable energy businesses, the order entails delivery of 70 turbines of the V110-1.8 MW type, and includes supply, supervision of erection, commissioning and a five-year service contract, Vestas said in a statement.

The order will be the company’ first large-scale wind park in Thailand and one of Southeast Asia’s largest.

“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,” said Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific and China.

The wind turbines are expected to be delivered in 2016 with commissioning in the same year.

Vestas ranks among the world’s leading wind-turbine manufacturers, delivering wind energy in 74 countries worldwide.