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Siemens Gamesa installs Asia’s tallest wind turbines at Thai wind farm

EBR Staff Writer Published 09 August 2017

Siemens Gamesa claims that it has installed Asia's tallest ever wind turbines at the 67.5 MW Sarahnlom wind farm in the Nakhon Ratchasima province in central Thailand.

The wind farm, owned by Thai engineering firm Gunkul Engineering, features Siemens Gamesa’s G114.2.0 and G114.2.1 line of wind turbines.

The turbines are equipped with 153m tall towers and with the 56m blades, reaching a total height of 210m.

Siemens Gamesa Asia-Pacific CEO Álvaro Bilbao said: “This milestone showcases the company's R&D prowess.

“We are demonstrating once again our ability to respond to what the market needs and the versatility of our turbines.”

In total, the Sarahnlom wind farm comprises 33 wind turbines from the Spain-based manufacturer, out of which 18 are of the G114-2.0 MW line and the remaining 15 are of the G114-2.1 MW range.

The Sarahnlom wind farm is being built by PowerChina ZhongNan and is expected to be commissioned during the course of the year.

Siemens Gamesa stated that it has also been given the responsibility of handling the operation and maintenance of the Sarahnlom wind project for the next 10 years.

The Sarahnlom wind farm marks the second order for Siemens Gamesa in Thailand. Its first order was also from Gunkul Engineering with a capacity of 60MW.

Siemens Gamesa is a merger of the offshore and onshore wind power businesses of Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa and German engineering firm Siemens.

The company has more than 11GW installations in across Asia in Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.