Coal, Gas

MHI to equip Thai combined cycle project

7 March 2006 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Thai state-owned power company EGAT to supply a package of equipment for a 750 MW gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation.

The new GTCC facility will be built at EGAT Plc’s South Bangkok Power Plant site located approximately 15 km southeast of Bangkok. It will consist of two M701F gas turbines, a steam turbine, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) and three generators. MHI will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the gas and steam turbines and HRSGs, the core equipment of the facility.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will build the generators. Sino-Thai Engineering & Construction Public Company Limited, a local contractor, will be in charge of civil and installation works. Mitsubishi Corporation is handling the trade particulars.

In an environment of favorable economic growth, the Thai government is currently carrying out a program to increase the nation’s electricity supply by an average 5 pert cent per year, and construction of the new plant is part of that initiative. The plant is scheduled to go on-stream in October 2008.