Gamesa will now enter the Thailand wind market, thanks to a 60 MW order to supply turbines at three wind farms.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will supply a total of 30 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines to Chinese developer PowerChina ZhongNan. Gamesa will supply 25 turbines at the Wayu farm, one at the Subplu1 facility and four at Subplu2, all of which are located in central Thailand.
The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery this year. Commissioning is expected in 2016. In addition, Gamesa will maintain all these facilities for the next 10 years.
This is Gamesa's first contract in Thailand and marks a milestone in its strategy of reinforcing its presence in the Asian market. In addition to Thailand, Gamesa's Asian footprint extends to Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, China and India.
This is also the first order for the G114-2.0 MW turbines in Asia-Pacific. This new turbine is designed to yield more power at lower cost at low- and medium-wind-speed sites, such as those typical of Thailand, the company notes.