The first shipment of Siemens’ gigantic wind turbines arrive in Thailand
The first shipment of Siemens’ gigantic wind turbine components for Thailand’s largest wind power projects arrived at Laem Chabang seaport in Chonburi province last week. Siemens Energy Sector has been awarded two major orders for the supply of 90 wind turbines (SWT-2.3-101) with a capacity of 2.3 MW each to be installed at Thailand’s first major wind farms; Korat 1 and Korat 2 in Huay Bong Sub District & Dan Khun Tot District in Nakorn Ratchasima province. These two wind farm projects will have an installed combined capacity of 207MW (103MW each).
In total, 90 wind turbines for two wind farm projects; Korat 1 (45 wind turbines) and Korat 2 (45 wind turbines) will arrive in the port of Leam Chabang between end of March and October 2012. The installation of both projects, considered as the largest wind farm project in South East Asia, will begin in the second quarter of 2012, while commissioning of the plants are scheduled for the end of 2012 and early of 2013 respectively. They will provide over one GWH per annum of clean energy directly to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
Source: Press Release