Heat, Power and Cooling for Thai Airport

District Cooling System and Power Plant Co. (Dcap) has hired the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) as a consultant on the construction of the 2.3 billion baht (US$60 million) heat, power and cooling system and for the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport being built in Thailand.

Dcap, itself a co-venture of Egat, PTT Plc and the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, was chosen by the Government to build two gas-fuelled cogeneration plants, each with a capacity of 22 MW, a 12 MW heat recovery steam generator and eight absorption chilling systems each with a capacity of 2100 tonnes.

The project, scheduled for completion in May 2005, will supply electricity and chilled water to meet the needs of the new airport scheduled to open in September 2005.

Dcap is planning to increase electricity generating capacity to 120 MW after the new airport is operational for two years, in anticipation that Thailand would become a regional aviation hub.

Dcap also plans to bid for the concession to install a similar system at the proposed satellite city project and government administrative centre in Nakhon Nayok.


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