Finnish company Pöyry has secured the owner's engineer services contract from Cambodian Energy II, a project company set up by Leader Energy, for its 150MW coal-fired power plant project.

Financial aspects of the 3-year assignment won by Pöyry for the CEL II thermal power plant in Sihanoukville, Cambodia were not disclosed.

The CEL II project comprises a 150MW generating unit which will come up next to the 100MW CEL I coal-fired power plant.

As per the contract terms, the Finnish firm will provide assistance in project management, review of the plant design, supervision services of the location, quality assurance and quality control services, and also in commissioning of the power plant.

The new contract for Pöyry is an extension of a previous task assigned for the same power plant where it worked as owner’s engineer in the development stage besides offering technical advices to the project developer.

Pöyry regional director Petteri Härkki said: "After successfully working together in the project development stage, we are pleased to continue our good co-operation with Cambodian Energy II and Leader Energy in executing this important project.

“The new CEL II plant will be the most efficient steam power plant in Cambodia once completed. The plant will provide cost-competitive electricity to people in Cambodia, which is experiencing rapid power demand growth with household electrification ratio expected to continue increasing from the current 60% level.”

The contract with the Cambodian company for Pöyry comes only days after securing the owner's engineering services assignment for a 650MW hydropower project in Laos from Phonesack Group.

Apart from that, in February, Pöyry had been awarded with engineering services assignments for MVM OVIT’s Szabolcsbáka substation in Hungary.

Image: 100MW CEL I coal-fired power plant in Sihanoukville. Photo: courtesy of Pöyry PLC.