EGAT proceeds with the Replacement of South Bangkok Power Plant to support the economic growth

          EGAT strengthens the power system security in the metropolitan area by signing the construction contract for South Bangkok Power Plant Replacement Phase 1 to replace the existing one that will be decommissioned in the future. The project will support the growth of economy and industry.

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          On March 6, 2017 Mr. Apichart Chinwanno, a member of EGAT Board of Directors chaired the contract signing ceremony of South Bangkok Power Plant Replacement Project – Phase 1 between EGAT and the consortium: Siemens AG, Siemens Limited and Marubeni Corporation. Mr. Suthon Boonprasong, Deputy Governor – Transmission system was a signee representing EGAT, while Mr. Wiwat Chancherngpanich, Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development witnessed the signing ceremony together with the executives from the consortium at Centara Grand at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

          Mr. Wiwat Chancherngpanich said that the Replacement of South Bangkok Power Plant – Phase 1 will replace the South Bangkok Power Plant Units 1-5. Units 1-3 were decommissioned in July 2008, while Units 4-5 are emergency standby power plants that will be commissioned in 2018. EGAT, therefore, will construct the new power plants to replace the old ones in order to meet the power demand and support economic and industrial growth in the metropolitan area. The power plant will use the high-efficient technology that requires less amount of fuel but gets rid of more pollutants, which is friendly to the environment.

          The Replacement of South Bangkok Power Plant Phase 1 is a combined cycle with simple cycle plant using the natural gas and diesel oil as primary fuel and secondary fuel respectively. Its total capacity is 1,230 MW, and it is located in the same site of the existing South Bangkok Power Plant in Samut Prakan Province. The consortium: Siemens AG, Siemens Limited and Marubeni Corporation will be responsible for equipment supply and construction of the power plant with the total budget of 18,405 million baht. The project will start its commercial operation in 2019.