Alstom has been awarded a contract by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand to provide turnkey maintenance for two gas turbines at the North Bangkok combined-cycle power plant Block 2. The agreement will last for 12 years and includes performance guarantees for the entire term of the contract.
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand is Thailand’s public utility and the largest power producer in the country, owning and operating power plants at close to 40 across the country. Together, these plants produce about 15GW – almost 50% of Thailand’s installed capacity.
Alstom is currently constructing the North Bangkok CCPP Block 2 in consortium with Sumitomo and expected to be completed in 2016. The two blocks upgraded to Gt26 gas turbine offers greater operational flexibility, reliability and efficiency with lower emissions. Once finished, it will contribute a further 850MW to EGAT’s generating capacity.