Pöyry stated that sixth of the 12 gas-fired combined cycle power plants owned by Gulf MP Company has reached commercial operation, in Thailand.
This signifies the halfway mark milestone for this important cogeneration plant development for Thailand industrial estates. The last project is expected to achieve COD in July 2019.
As contractor’s engineer, Pöyry’s services have covered engineering and design works, process and plant engineering, plant layout design, civil and structural design, mechanical and piping design, control and instrumentation design, electrical design, procurement and tendering services as well as the project management and administrative services for all the aforementioned scope.
Pöyry is on track to completing its design works for the remaining plants in the upcoming months, with the 12th project’s design expected to be completed in June 2018.
The project includes a total of 12 gas fired cogeneration combined cycle power plants with a total capacity of 1,470 MW. The 12 power plants are being implemented under Thailand’s Small Power Producer (SPP) scheme, whereby 90 MW of the electricity output of each plant is sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT); while the remaining electricity and steam are then supplied to industrial users in each locality.
Pöyry regional director Petteri Harkki said: “Pöyry is proud to be once again contributing to our long-term clients’ success in such important projects. Our good reputation as a proven expert and trusted contractor’s engineer is shown by the fact that the same owner has chosen to partner with us again in their new 20MW biomass project, Gulf Chana Green, which has received NTP last March.”
The Gulf MP Company Ltd is jointly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd and Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited. Toyo Engineering Corporation and TEC Project Services Corporation were awarded the EPC and supply contracts respectively in November 2014. NTP for the first project was issued in February 2015 with the succeeding projects having begun roughly every two months sequentially, with a gap of six months between the first six and last six projects.
Source: Company Press Release