Agreements to build three 90 MW clusters for the Theparak Wind farm in Central Thailand. GE Renewable Energy and GE Power recently announced agreements to provide 270 MW of wind energy capacity to Wind Energy Holding (a member of Thailand’s KPN Group) for the Theparak Wind Farm in Central Thailand.
GE Renewable Energy is set to provide a total of ninety 3.0-137 wind turbines with 156.5m hybrid towers, making those the tallest turbines it has ever installed outside of Europe.
Pete McCabe, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind Business, said “Partnering with Wind Energy Holding and contributing to Thailand’s largest Onshore Wind Farm is a terrific win for the whole GE team. Our 3.0-137 wind turbine with its 156.5m tower is ideal for the very specific wind conditions in Central Thailand and has the potential to contribute to reaching grid parity for onshore wind in the country.”
From left: Mr. Steve Oswald, Manager, Commercial Operations – Asia, GE’s Onshore Wind Business; Mr. Kovit Kantapasara, President and CEO, GE Thailand and Laos; Mr. Pete McCabe, President & CEO, GE’s Onshore Wind Business; Mr. Nop Narongdej, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Wind Energy Holding; Mrs. Poruethai Narongdej; Mrs. Emma Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Wind Energy Holding; and Mr. Nuttawut Phowborom, President, Wind Energy Holding at the announcement of the order.
GE Power will supply the wind turbine’s electric drive train with generators and pitch motors and will also supply the collector and grid interconnection substation packages, including high voltage switchgears, transformers, SCADA controls, telecommunications and power systems studies for the wind farm. The 270 MW of capacity will be installed in three phases of 90 MW each and is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2018. The scope of the project also includes a 15-year Full Service Agreement between Wind Energy Holding and GE Renewable Energy.
Theparak marks GE’s largest renewable energy order in Thailand and will contribute to the country’s goal to reach 40% of renewable energy in its energy mix by 2036.
Kovit Kantapasara, President & CEO of GE Thailand said, “This project is a great example of what is possible when we put the full power of GE to work in helping Thailand reach its renewable energy goals. By collaborating with experts across our wind and grid business, our customer will be able to implement a solution that ensures full integration from the turbines all the way to the local utility.”
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.
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