Pro Ventum International, a German wind developer, is partnering with GE for building a wind farm with 90 MW capacity in Thailand. In this regard, an MoU has been signed for the supply of 36 GE wind turbines with 2.5 MW capacity each to the wind farm. This Thep Sathit Wind Farm is located in Thailand’s Chaiyaphum province.
Once operational, this project could become the first wind project for both GE and Pro Ventum in Thailand. Simultaneously, GE is considering the possibility of an equity investment for this project. Of this scale, this wind farm could become the first of its kind in the entire ASEAN region.
The Thep Sathit Wind Farm project is an important milestone in Thailand’s commitment towards a clean energy future. The project would also help the Thai government’s policy of promoting clean energy and towards creating 20% of the country’s power generation from renewable resources by 2020.
For onshore applications, the 2.5 MW wind turbine happens to be the largest available GE wind turbine while being the most advanced commercially available wind turbine in terms of reliability, efficiency as well as grid-connection capabilities.