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Pöyry awarded engineering services contract for Thai biomass power project

Finland-headed forest and energy industry consultancy major Pöyry has announced that it has been awarded an engineering services assignment by Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Public Company Ltd (STECON) for the Chana Green biomass power plant project Chana District, Songkla, Thailand.

In March 2018, Chana Green Co and Asian Development Bank (ADB) achieved financial close on a 25 MWe biomass power plant project to be built in Songkhla province of Southern Thailand. STECON has been awarded the EPC contract and Pöyry the engineering services assignment. The primary source of feedstock will be rubberwood waste sourced from local farmers, sawmills, and intermediary suppliers located within the project area. All electricity produced by the project will be purchased by Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand under the Small Power Producers programme.

The owner of the project is Gulf Chana Green Company Ltd (Chana Green), a private power producer company and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Thailand-based company Gulf Energy Development Ltd. STECON has been selected as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the 20.6 MWe (net) biomass power project, which will use rubberwood waste as fuel.

According to a statement, Pöyry’s assignment covers complete contractor’s engineering services for the project, including process and plant engineering, plant layout design, civil and structural design, mechanical and piping design, control and instrumentation design, electrical design, and procurement and tendering services.

The overall schedule for the project is 24 months and is expected to have a March 2020 Commercial Operation Date. The value of the order has not been disclosed.

The biomass power plant is being implemented under Thailand’s Small Power Producer (SPP) scheme, whereby 20.6 MW are sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). The project reached financial close and received a notice to proceed in early March 2018.

We are looking forward to continuing our good cooperation with STECON and Gulf in this interesting project. This award further strengthens our position in the Thermal Power & Renewable Energy field in Thailand, where we have had a substantial role in the design and construction of about 50 power plant projects and are the leading international power sector consulting engineering company in the country, said Petteri Härkki, Regional Director of Pöyry.

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