Goldwind Provides Thai Wind Project with Three Turbines
Chinese turbine maker Goldwind has signed a deal to provide three of its low-wind 2.5MW machines to a project in Thailand. The company signed an agreement with Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO), a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of Thailand, to provide the turbines to the Theppana wind farm, located about 250km northeast of Bangkok.
It will be Goldwind’s first project in Southeast Asia and is also EGCO’s first wind farm. The project is expected to complete construction in the third quarter of 2013. Thailand has a small but growing wind market and is aiming to install 1.2GW of capacity by 2021. Goldwind says it has already installed 132.5MW of its 2.5MW low-wind turbine model, which has been developed for average annual wind speeds of 6.5-7.5m per second.
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