Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has awarded Alstom an engineering, procurement and construction contract to build the 850 MW North Bangkok combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant block 2. Alstom’s share of the contract amount is approximately €225 million ($305.3 million).
Alstom is working in consortium with Sumitomo Corp. of Japan for the project and will supply two GT26 gas turbines, the turbogenerators, heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines and the distribution control system.
According to a statement by the company, the power plant will be Alstom’s first combined-cycle power plant contract with EGAT and the first combined-cycle power plant in the world to feature the company’s upgraded GT26 gas turbine.
Alstom has built more than 7 GW of the installed power generation capacity in Thailand, including the engineering, procurement and construction of several gas-fired plants, including the 730 MW Bowin, 350 MW Bang Bo and 1,520 MW Kaeng Khoi 2 projects. Alstom also supplied equipment to Rayong, Thailand’s first combined-cycle power plant.
Alstom also recently signed a 10-year operations and maintenance contract to operate the Bang Bo power plant, including upgrading the existing turbines.
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