Siemens, Marubeni win $550M Thai power plant contract

WCN Editorial Team 31 Jan 2017 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Siemens and its Japanese consortium partner Marubeni have secured a $550M contract to deliver a turnkey combined cycle power plant in Thailand.

The gas-fired power plant, named South Bangkok, will be located at 20km south of Bangkok in the Mueang district. It will feature two units in a single-shaft configuration and will include two H-class gas turbines for the first time in the country.

Under the contract, awarded by the state-owned Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Siemens will deliver the key components for the project, including two SGT5-8000H gas turbines, two SGen5-3000W generators and two SST5-5000 steam turbines.

The order also includes the provision of two heat recovery steam generators engineered by NEM and the SPPA-T3000 control system.

Marubeni will be responsible for the civil and erection works, the cooling tower, the high-voltage gas insulated switchyard and some balance of plant equipment.

Willi Meixner, CEO of Siemens’ power and gas division, said: "This marks not only the fifth order from EGAT for the two consortium partners for a power plant in Thailand but is also the first time that Siemens will supply its largest and most efficient gas turbine to the country.

"We have been able to offer a power plant solution with optimized levelized cost of electricity for the customer's specific requirements. Siemens is looking forward to executing this project successfully and to continue its partnership with EGAT and Marubeni."

Once operational in 2019, the power plant will have a capacity to generate about 1,200MW of electricity — enough to power 1.5M Thai households.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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