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Siemens to Build New Combined Cycle Power Plant in Thailand

Posted on August 1, 2005

Siemens Power Generation (PG) together with its consortium partner Marubeni Corp., Japan, will build a new turnkey 700-megawatt combined cycle power plant in the Songkhla Province, Thailand. The contract which was signed today in Bangkok, was awarded by the utilitiy EGAT Public Co. Ltd.. Due to increasing power demand in Thailand, construction of further new power plants is anticipated in the near future.

Siemens is to lead the consortium of the turnkey project. PG will supply two SGT5-4000F gas turbines (formerly V94.3A) which will incorporate all the technical upgrades developed and tested over the last two years in the Mainz-Wiesbaden power plant. The scope of supply also comprises a steam turbine and three generators as well as the instrumentation & control system and auxiliaries. Marubeni will be responsible for procuring the heat recovery steam generators, the civil works and the balance of plant.

In Thailand electricity demand is increasing as major industries in the fields of metalworking, textile, paper and rubber, etc. need more power for their production facilities. Electricity demand is expected to increase by about 2,200 megawatts per year on average between 2007 and 2015. The Songkhla Power Plant is located in Chana district, in Songkhla province in the South of Thailand. The Songkhla power plant is scheduled to come on line in early 2008. The plant will be fired by natural gas supplied from off-shore gas fields developed jointly by Thailand and Malaysia.

“We are delighted and honored that EGAT Plc. has trusted us to be contractor and equipment provider for Songkhla Power Plant, which is listed as one of the four new power plants in the EGAT plan,” stated Dr. Ockert Van Zyl, president and CEO of Siemens Ltd., Thailand.

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