Siemens wins major order from Thailand for two CCPPs

Siemens Energy has received two orders from Thailand for the engineering, procurement and construction of combined cycle power plants.

It is to build Chana Block 2 in the province of Songkhla and Wang Noi Block 4 in the vicinity of Bangkok together with its Japanese partner Marubeni. Chana Block 2 will be the first single-shaft power plant built in Thailand based on the Siemens field-proven design whereas Wang-Noi will be of multi shaft configuration.

Purchaser is the state-owned utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). The two power plants, each with an installed capacity of approx 800 MW, are scheduled to come on line in the summer of 2014. The total investment volume amounts to approximately $1bn, with more than half for the Siemens scope of supply.

“Thanks to the state-of-the-art technology, the two plants will set new benchmarks in Thailand in terms of environmental compatibility and efficiency,” said Lothar Balling, head of gas turbine power plant solutions at Siemens Energy. “The two power plants will also be characterized by their high efficiency, operating flexibility and economy.”

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