China’s A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd has signed a contract with National Power Supply Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Advance Agro Public Co. Ltd., a large Thai-based conglomerate, to develop a 300 MW on-site power plant.
The $150 million development is for a large paper mill project located about 100 km south of Bangkok and will use both coal and biomass waste from the paper mill.
The project is expected to begin in May 2008 and will take about 24 months to complete.
Mr. Jinxiang Lu, A-Power’s Chairman and CEO, commented, ‘Thailand, as with other Southeast Asian countries, continues to struggle to provide a consistent and adequate power supply to its rural areas. Our proven distributed power generation system is a solution that helps fill this supply gap and will ultimately contribute to continued economic growth in the region.’