Black & Veatch, in a consortium with Marubeni have been selected by Glow Energy Public Company, Ltd to develop a 382 MWe combined-cycle, cogeneration plant in Rayong, Thailand.

The plant will provide Glow with operational flexibility in providing electricity and steam to its petrochemical customers. When operating in full condensing mode, the plant will produce approximately 382 MWe of electricity. In cogeneration mode the plant can also produce 120 tonnes per hour of steam together with 342 MWe.

The consortium is providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the new plant with Black & Veatch as the technical manager and Marubeni the commercial manager.

Glow Group’s installed capacity is 1708 MWe and 967 tonnes per hour of steam. A further 115 MW is under construction and the company intends to add 350 MW – 400 MW by 2011 to meet the rising demand from the third petrochemical development phase in Thailand. Suez Energy International is Glow Energy’s major shareholder.

‘When completed in 2011, the plant will provide Glow’s customers with a clean, reliable source of steam and electricity, supporting the sustainable growth of Thailand’s economy,’ said Dean Oskvig, president and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global energy business.