Gamesa has secured the first order for its new G126-2.625 MW turbine, a machine suited for areas with low wind speeds.
The company has entered into an agreement with Thai developer Gunkul Engineering Public Co. Ltd. for the supply of 20 of these turbines (totaling 52.5 MW) at the Mittraphap wind farm, located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima in southern Thailand. PowerChina Zhongnan Engineering Corp. will carry out the engineering, procurement and construction.
The turbines are slated for delivery during the third quarter of this year, and the project is due to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2018. In addition, Gamesa will maintain the complex for the next 10 years.
This agreement marks Gamesa’s third order in Thailand; the company has already been contracted to supply another 127.5 MW for the same customer.
The new turbine combines a longer rotor (126 meters in diameter), a nominal capacity of 2.5 MW or 2.625 MW, and a range of tower heights to choose from (84, 102 and 129 meters, among other customizable features, depending on site conditions). Moreover, compared with the G114-2.0 MW, the new turbine boosts energy production by up to 25%.