260 MW Wind Farm in Thailand Begins Commercial Operation

Composed of five sub-projects located in Chaiyaphum Province in Thailand, the project is set to be one of the biggest of its kind in Thailand.

Wind Farm in Thailand

The 260 MW Hanuman Wind Farm Project, owned by the Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA), a renewable energy company in the SET, recently entered commercial operation.

Composed of five sub-projects located in Chaiyaphum Province in Thailand, the project is set to be one of the biggest of its kind in Thailand.

International engineering consultancy company Pöyry provided owner’s engineering services for the WTG erection and commissioning of the wind farms. This included reviewing and inspecting the WTG supplier’s site management plans, progress reports and commissioning and testing reports, monitoring the actual progress of erection and commissioning works and regular reporting to the owner, attending system walk downs to identify punch list items, as well as re-inspections after remedial actions by WTG supplier.

Pöyry was selected to handle the project’s OE services because of the company’s extensive experience in wind farm projects and expertise in the renewable energy business.

The electricity output from this project will be sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), per Thailand’s power purchase agreement.

“As one of the biggest wind power projects in Southeast Asia, the Hanuman project sets an example to South East Asian nations on how to substantially increase the domestic renewable energy production in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions, to diversify national energy production portfolio, and to reduce long term operating cost of the power system,” said Esa Holttinen, Pöyry’s Business Director, Wind Power.

Recently, we reported that Swedish state-owned power company, Vattenfall has signed a long-term purchasing agreement for renewable electricity from the new upgraded Zeewolde wind farm in the Netherlands. According to the agreement, Vattenfall will purchase power from 83 of the new turbines with an installed capacity of more than 300 MW.

Earlier, Denmark-based power company Ørsted announced that it had taken the final investment decision (FID) on the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Prior to the FID, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs approved Ørsted’s local supply chain plan, and subsequently, Ørsted has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower at the feed-in-tariff level announced on January 30, 2019.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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