Thai power

Siemens Power Generation and consortium partner Marubeni Corporation, Japan, will build a new turnkey 700-megawatt combined cycle power plant in Songkhla Province, Thailand.


Siemens Power Generation (PG) and consortium partner Marubeni Corporation, Japan, will build a new turnkey 700-megawatt combined cycle power plant in the Songkhla Province, Thailand.



The contract, which was signed yesterday in Bangkok, was awarded by the utility EGAT Public. Due to an increasing power demand in Thailand the construction of further new power plants is anticipated in the near future.



Siemens is to lead the consortium and will supply two gas turbines, a steam turbine, three generators as well as the instrumentation & control system and auxiliaries. Marubeni will be responsible for procuring the heat recovery boilers, civil works, and balance of plant.



Demand for electricity in Thailand is expected to increase by about 2,200 megawatts per year on average between 2007 and 2015.


The Songkhla power plant, located in Chana district, in Songkhla province in the South of Thailand, is scheduled to come on line in early 2008. The plant will be fired by natural gas supplied from offshore gas fields developed jointly by Thailand and Malaysia.