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RATCH Pursues development of the 4th Wind Farm in Australia Beginning Construction in 2014 and Targets COD in 2016

Mr. Pongdith Potchana, Chief Executive Officer of RATCH reveals that Australia is regarded as its significant income source generating to RATCH and potential investment base for future growth particularly in renewable projects. It is because most geographic area of Australia is suitable for developing wind and solar farms which are seriously promoted and supported by the Australian government. Accordingly, the company through RAC has invested in numerous wind farms and three new wind farms with total 500 megawatts out of over 10 projects embedded in RAC’s business plan are under feasibility study and development. The Collector Wind Farms recently received project development license on 3 December 2013. It will begin construction in 2014 and schedule for commercial operation in 2016.

Mr. Pongdith added that “the AUD 380 million (equivalent THB11.4 billion) Collector Wind Farm located in New South Wales will be funded by RAC’s capital and loan from financial institutions. The project is now seeking for an engineering and construction contractor who will install 55 wind turbines of the project. Once finished, the Collector Wind Farm will be the company’s forth wind power project with highest capacity of 165 megawatts comparing to 68-megawatt combined capacity of three existing projects including Toora Wind Farm, Windy Hill Wind Farm, and Starfish Hill Wind Farm”. 

RATCH owns 80% majority shares of RAC which is an operator of six power plants with over 600 megawatts combined capacity. It includes three gas-fired power plants and three wind farms. In addition, RAC is now redeveloping vicinity of the decommissioned Collinsville coal-fired power plant to be the Energy Park. It consists of Solar PV project, Solar Thermal project and gas-fired power station. In November, the 20-megawatt Collinsville Solar PV project was succeeded the development permission.


For further information, please contact:
Public Relations Department
Wiwan Phayakvichien
Tel. 0 2794 9941
Email: wiwanp@ratch.co.th

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