A consortium of France's Alstom and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation has been awarded a contract to build an 850-megawatt combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in northern Bangkok.
The North Bangkok power plant is owned by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat). Alstom's share in this contract, which was signed last week, amounts to about 225 million euros (9 billion baht).
It will supply electricity to meet fast-growing demand in the Thai capital.
This will be Alstom's first CCPP contract with Egat and the first globally that features Alstom's upgraded GT26 gas turbine. Alstom will supply two GT26 gas turbines, turbo generators, heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines and a distribution control system.
Egat has a combined installed base of over 13,000 MW accounting for 47.8% of the country's generating capacity. The North Bangkok CCPP block 2 services Egat's plan to increase Thailand's capacity to 55,000 MW by 2030 while also minimising carbon dioxide emissions from these plants.
Mark Coxon, senior vice-president of Alstom's gas business, said this contract should reinforce customer confidence that the company's technology can produce clean, flexible and efficient power for Thai consumers and businesses. It also strengthens the group's position as a key player in power generation infrastructure in Thailand, having built over seven gigawatts of the installed capacity of the country, including the engineering, procurement and construction of several gas-fired plants, such as the 730-MW Bowin, 350-MW Bang Bo and 1,520-MW Kaeng Khoi 2 projects.
Alstom also supplied equipment to Rayong, Thailand's first CCPP.