Alstom, in consortium with Sumitomo Corp. of Japan, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to build the 850 MW North Bangkok combined-cycle power plant block 2 and supply its equipment.
Alstom’s share in this contract amounts to about $304 million. Located in the northern suburbs of Bangkok, the plant will supply electricity to meet the fast growing demand of the kingdom’s capital.
This will be Alstom’s first combined-cycle power plant contract with EGAT and the first CCPP in the world to feature Alstom’s upgraded GT26 gas turbine. Alstom will supply two GT26 gas turbines, the turbogenerators, heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), steam turbines and distribution control system.
The upgraded GT26 gas turbine offers greater operational flexibility, reliability and availability, resulting in improved efficiency with lower emissions.
EGAT is Thailand’s public utility and the largest power producer in the country, with a combined installed base of over 13,000 MW, about 47.8 percent of the country’s generating capacity. North Bangkok CCPP block 2 will contribute to EGAT’s plans to increase Thailand’s capacity by 55,000 MW by 2030, whilst minimizing carbon dioxide emissions.
This contract further strengthens the Group’s position as a key player in power generation infrastructure in Thailand, having built over 7 GW of the installed capacity of the country.
This includes the engineering, procurement and construction of several gas-fired plants, including 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.