30 August 2018
New centre opens in Bangkok to boost renewables cover and support globally
BayWa has opened a new central control room in Bangkok in Thailand in response to an increasing number of wind and solar projects the company is managing in the Asia Pacific region.
The company said it is currently overseeing 5190MW of renewable power, which will rise by a further 220MW as more projects come online in Asia and Australia at the end of the year.
BayWa said the Bangkok facility will work side-by-side with its main control centre in Munich, Germany.
The control centres will provide the company’s customers with 24 hour cover and support globally, it added.
BayWa Operation Services managing director Marc Niem said: “Our new operations centre will provide the very best monitoring, security and management services for our customers located in the Asia Pacific region.
“We will be closer to the operators, service technicians, grid operators and their third parties, enabling us to provide better maintenance, shorten our reaction time and improve analysis to achieve the very best performance for our customers’ solar and wind plants.
“Ultimately, it will ensure that every renewable energy project is achieving optimum efficiency wherever it is in the world.”
BayWa Services global head Tobias Bittkau: “This region is very important to us. We are always looking to provide our clients with the best level of service.
“Not only will our people be closer to our customers, but we are investing heavily into digitalisation, which will make our control centres amongst the best in the world.”