Gamesa gets maiden order in Indonesia, expands in Thailand
The a joint venture owned by UPC Renewables, PT Binatek and AC Energy Holdings will getf 75 MW for the first wind farm ever to be commissioned in Indonesia, a high-potential wind market1.
This order also constitutes a sales and product milestone for Gamesa as it marks the first time its G114-2.5 MW model will be installed in Asia-Pacific, excluding China. These turbines will reach up to 2.625 MW under certain technical conditions.
Specifically, the company will commission 30 of these turbines at the Sidrap wind farm, located on the island of Sulawesi. The machines 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.
This project is part of the Indonesian government program to reach 35 GW by 2019, combining traditional and renewable sources. Longer term, its goal is to have 23% of output generated from renewable sources by 2025.
Besides this maiden order in Indonesia, Gamesa’s Asian footprint also extends to Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, China and India, having installed over 8,000 MW in these markets.
Gamesa continues to shore up its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order for its new turbine, the G126-2.625 MW, a product which delivers maximum output in low wind speed conditions.
More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with Thailand’s developer, Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited, for the supply of 20 of these turbines (52.5 MW) at the Mittraphap wind farm, located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima, in southern Thailand.
PowerChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation will carry out the engineering procurement and construction for this project.
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. ■