Goldwind wins first order in Thailand

THAILAND: Goldwind has signed a turbine supply contract with Electricity Generating Public Company Limited ("EGCO Group"), Thailand's first independent power producer, to provide three GW109/2500 low wind turbines.

The project will use Goldwind's 2.5MW turbine
The project will use Goldwind's 2.5MW turbine

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The Theppana wind farm project, to be completed by third quarter of 2013, is Goldwind’s first wind project in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

Goldwind said the project marks its second overseas project in Asia. Goldwind’s first overseas wind project in Asia is under construction in Pakistan. That project will use high temperature series PMDD turbines.

The wind farm is located in Chaiyaphum province, in the northeast of Thailand, about 250 km from Bangkok. The local air density is rated at 1.137 kg per cubic meter. And the annual average maximum temperature reaches 40°C above and lowest of about 12°C.

Voravit Potisuk, Senior Executive Vice President - Business Development Domestic of EGCO Group, said: "We hope that both sides can strengthen our mutually cooperative efforts and further develop the wind industry throughout Thailand and even jointly set our sights on the international market."

As the world’s largest manufacturer of PMDD wind turbines, Goldwind’s installed capacity now exceeds 10GW with projects in more than 18 provinces across China as well as 17 countries on six continents.

Goldwind currently has 18 projects in the Americas with a total capacity of 300MW, which makes its received total overseas project capacity reach over 500MW.

Following Siemens

Earlier this year, Siemens won a deal to supply 90 SWT 2.3 101 turbines for the Korat 1 and Korat 2 projects with the towers and blades coming from China. The customer was Wind Energy Holding Company.

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