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15 October 2018

Mittraphap wind farm completes three months of commercial operation, Thailand

The 50MW Mittraphap wind farm, located on the border of the Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand, has successfully passed its completion review after being in commercial operation for three months. Mott MacDonald is lender’s technical advisor on the project, which has generated 35,000MWh of electricity to date, powering 28,000 households.

Comprised of 20 wind turbine generators, Mittraphap will sell clean, renewable electricity to the Electrical Generating Authority of Thailand through a long term power purchase agreement. Mittraphap is helping the Government of Thailand achieve its goal of having 30% renewables in its total energy consumption by 2036, which includes a target of 3GW of installed wind capacity.

Mott MacDonald conducted technical due diligence during the scheme’s financing phase, which included reviewing the project’s participants, design, construction and operational execution plans, schedule and contractual arrangements, energy yield, site suitability reports and environmental and social plans. The consultancy also provided construction monitoring services and will monitor operations throughout the loan tenor period, which commences in late 2018.

Helene Mallmann, Mott MacDonald’s project manager, said: “It’s an honour to be part of and contribute to Thailand achieving an increase in renewable energy consumption. The Mittraphap wind farm adds 50MW to the country’s current wind installed capacity of 580MW already in commercial operation.”

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