Goldwind Secures Landmark Deal for 100.8-MW Wind Turbines in the Philippines

Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd signs agreement with The Blue Circle to supply 100.8-MW wind turbines for the Kalayaan 2 project in Laguna Province, Philippines. The project, expected to become one of the country's largest wind farms, is slated to reach commercial operation by mid-2026.

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Goldwind Secures Landmark Deal for 100.8-MW Wind Turbines in the Philippines

Goldwind Secures Landmark Deal for 100.8-MW Wind Turbines in the Philippines

In a significant milestone for renewable energy in the Philippines, Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd, a leading Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, has signed an agreement with Singapore-based developer The Blue Circle to supply 100.8-MW wind turbines for the Kalayaan 2 project in Laguna Province. The project, expected to become one of the largest wind farms in the country, is slated to reach commercial operation by mid-2026.

Why this matters: This deal marks a significant step forward in the Philippines' transition to cleaner energy sources, which is crucial for reducing the country's reliance on fossil fuels and mitigating the impacts of climate change. As the Philippines continues to develop itsrenewable energy infrastructure, it can serve as a model for other countries in the region to follow suit.

The agreement between Goldwind and The Blue Circle includes the supply, commissioning, and servicing of 17 units of Goldwind's advanced GW 165-6.0 MW wind turbines. This marks Goldwind's first order in the Philippines, a country with an installed wind capacity of 443 MW as of 2024. The deal represents a significant step forward for the Philippines in harnessing its abundant wind resources and transitioning towards cleaner energy sources.

The Blue Circle, the developer behind the Kalayaan 2 project, is partially owned by Spanish renewables company Acciona Energía, which holds a stake close to 50%. This indirect involvement allows Acciona Energía to test Goldwind's technology, as the Chinese manufacturer has won a tender for the purchase of wind turbines in which Acciona Energía participates. The collaboration between these key players in the renewable energy sector underscores the growing international interest in the Philippines' wind power potential.

Construction of the Kalayaan 2 wind farm is already underway, according to Acciona Energía. The project site, located in Laguna Province, is strategically chosen for its favorable wind conditions and proximity to major population centers. Once operational, the wind farm is expected to generate clean electricity for thousands of households, contributing to the Philippines' goal of increasing its renewable energy share in the power mix.

The Kalayaan 2 project, with its 100.8-MW capacity and 17 state-of-the-art wind turbines from Goldwind, is set to become a landmark in the Philippines' renewable energy landscape. As construction progresses and the expected commercial operation date of mid-2026 approaches, the country takes a significant leap forward in harnessing the power of wind and building a more sustainable future.

Key Takeaways

  • Goldwind to supply 100.8-MW wind turbines for Kalayaan 2 project in Philippines.
  • Project to become one of the largest wind farms in the country, operational by mid-2026.
  • Deal marks Goldwind's first order in Philippines, with 17 GW 165-6.0 MW wind turbines.
  • Kalayaan 2 project to generate clean electricity for thousands of households.
  • Project supports Philippines' goal of increasing renewable energy share in power mix.