Siemens receives its first wind power orders from Thailand

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Mott MacDonald appointed on largest wind farm in south east Asia

Siemens Energy has received two orders for a total of 90 wind turbines for two wind power plants in the Nakornrachasrima province in Northeastern Thailand. Purchaser for the KR2 project is K.R.Two Company Ltd.. For the FKW project, the customer is First Korat Wind Co. Ltd. Both project companies are subsidiaries of Thailand’s Wind Energy Holding Co. Ltd. The projects combined capacity of 207MW, the Siemens scope of supply encompasses the delivery, installation and commissioning of 90 wind turbines of type SWT-2.3-101. Installation of the FKW project will begin in spring 2012, while commissioning of the wind power plant is scheduled for the end of 2012. The KR2 project will be installed concurrently with the FKW project.

The two orders for the Korat 1 and 2 wind power plants are the first ones Siemens has received from Thailand so far. The wind turbines of type SWT-2.3-101 have a capacity of 2.3 megawatts, a rotor diameter of 101 meters and a tower height of 100 meters. The blades and the nacelles for the projects will be manufactured in China. The projects have been acquired in a time of growing importance and support for renewable energy in Thailand.

Internationalization is a key pillar of Siemens’ strategy in the global wind market. Just recently, Siemens announced that it will establish three regional Wind Power Business Units in Europe, Americas in Asia as part of a new Wind Power Division. In 2010, Siemens opened two new factories in the U.S. and China. Furthermore, the company has announced plans to open new facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Russia

Wind Power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2010, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR28 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 270 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of the megacities Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Delhi and Singapore.

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.5 billion and received new orders totaling more than EUR30.1 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2010, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 88,000. Further information is available at:

Mott MacDonald appointed on largest wind farm in south east Asia

Mott MacDonald, a leading engineering, management and development consultancy, has successfully supported financial close as independent engineer for the first utility-scale wind farm in Thailand, which will also be the largest wind farm in south east Asia. The consultancy is working on behalf of lenders Kasikorn Bank PLC and Siam Commercial Bank PLC.

The 207MW wind farm is being developed in the hillside area of Korat Province in central Thailand, 150km north of Bangkok. It will comprise ninety 2.3MW wind turbines with a blade diameter of 101 metres which is optimal for Thailand’s moderate wind speeds. The plant will sell electricity for a 25-year period to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.

Mott MacDonald reviewed the technical and commercial robustness of the plant design, interconnection arrangements and projects contracts prior to financing of the project. As Thailand’s forerunning wind farm, the project financing process faced a number of regulatory and interconnection challenges, inevitable with first-of-a-kind development, which Mott MacDonald supported the Lenders to overcome.

Dr Alan Lowdon, Mott MacDonald’s project director said: “Mott MacDonald has worked for Kasikorn Bank and Siam Commercial Bank on a number of power related projects, most recently on one of the world’s largest solar farms in Thailand. We will be able to use our global wind power experience to review and advise on the wind energy yield performance and the effective technical structuring of terms under the project contracts.”

The total investment in the project is US$222 million. It is due to begin operations in August 2012.

About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy with more than 14,000 staff, £1 billion revenue and work in 140 countries for the public and private sectors. The employee-owned company is ranked 13th in the 2011 Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For survey and was awarded Engineering Consultant of the Year at the 2011 Building Awards. Mott MacDonald’s core business sectors cover buildings, transport, energy, water, environment, health, education, industry, oil and gas, communications and international development.

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