Thailand based Gulf MP Company has awarded a contract to Bechtel to manage construction of pipelines which will supply gas to a network of power generation facilities in the country.

Bechtel will be responsible for managing, engineering, procurement and construction for 12 new gas pipelines with receiving stations.

Financial terms of the contract have not been disclosed.

The pipelines, which will vary in size between 8 and 16in and in length between 1 and 11km, will be connected to 12 new combined-cycle plants, each with a capacity of up to 130MW.

In addition to supplying power to industrial users and to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, the facilities will provide steam to local industrial users.

Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit president Jack Futcher said: "Our teams will work with Gulf MP Company to deliver pipelines needed to increase energy reliability in the country, building on Bechtel’s extensive global expertise."

The contract is a part of the country’s Small Power Producer program which aims to diversify its energy sources.

Till date, Bechtel has delivered nearly 53,000 miles of pipeline across the globe and is currently supporting facilities for the extension of the South Caucasus Pipeline, which was designed to export Shah Deniz gas from Azerbaijan to Georgia and Turkey.