Alstom to build a power plant in Bangkok

12:40 | 05/02/2013
Alstom, a global leading company in power generation and power transmission, in consortium with Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, has won a contract to build the 850 MW North Bangkok combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) block 2 and supply its equipment.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, awarded by Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) with Alstom’s share amounting to approximately €225 million, will be undertaken in the northern suburbs of Bangkok to meet the fast growing engery demand of Thailand’s capital city.

This will be Alstom’s first combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) contract with EGAT and the first CCPP in the world to feature Alstom’s upgraded GT26 gas turbine. Alstom will supply two GT26 gas turbines, the turbogenerators, heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), steam turbines and distribution control system.

The upgraded GT26 gas turbine offers greater operational flexibility, reliability and availability, resulting in improved efficiency with lower emissions, according to an Alstom’s statement.  

EGAT is Thailand’s public utility and the largest power producerin the country, with a combined installed base of over 13,000MW, approximately 47.8 per cent of the country’s generating capacity.

North Bangkok CCPP block 2 will contribute to EGAT's plans to increase Thailand’s capacity by 55,000MW by 2030, whilst minimising carbon dioxide emissions.

“This success reinforces our customer’s confidence in our technology to produce clean, flexible and efficient power for Thai consumers and businesses. We are happy to support Thailand’s efforts to meet its energy demands today and in the future,” said Mark Coxon, Senior Vice President of Alstom’s gas business.

The contract is expected to further strengthen Alstom’s position as a key player in power generation infrastructure in Thailand, having built over 7 GW of the installed capacity of the country.

This includes the engineering, procurement and construction of several gas-fired plants, including the 730MW Bowin, 350MW Bang Bo and 1,520MW KaengKhoi 2 projects. Alstom also supplied equipment to Rayong, Thailand’s first CCPP.

By Le Minh

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