Pöyry wins engineering contract for Thai biomass plant

The Sino-Thai company will build the 20.6MW, rubber wood-fed facility in South Thailand. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Having received permission to proceed earlier in March 2018, the plant is expected to begin commercial operation in March 2020, when it will sell its generating capacity to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand under the country’s Small Power Producer scheme (SSPs). Electricity produced under the SSPs makes up approximately 15% of the country’s total generating capacity.

Pöyry’s role will cover process and plant engineering, plant layout design, and civil and structural design. It will also provide some procurement and tendering services.

The project is owned by Chana Green Company, a private power producer and subsidiary of Gulf Development Company. STECON, a UAE based company, has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract.

"We are looking forward to continue 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," Petteri Härkki, regional director of Pöyry, said in a statement.

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