Coal-Fired Power Plants in Thailand
Operator: BLCP Power
Configuration: 2 X 717 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI, Jurong Engineering
Quick facts: In Dec 1997, BLCP Power Ltd (BLCP) secured a 25yr Phase I Stage 2 PPA with EGAT for a new power station at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate Phase 2. The original development consortium formed in 1995 and included Banpu, Loxley, and PowerGen plc, and RTZ-CRA. RTZ and Loxely pulled out in 1998. PowerGen sold out to CLP in 2001/02 and CLP sold its 50% stake to EGCO in Oct 2006. Fuel is Australian bituminous coal. The plant was permitted in Feb 2002, financial close was in Aug 2003, foundation stone laying was in Mar 2004, and the first unit was synchronized in Apr 2006. BLCP has an ESP, saltwater FGD scrubber, and low Nox burners. The stack is 200m tall. The plant is grid-connected through the 500kV Rayong-4 substation. Total capex for the project was about $1.3bn.
Photograph courtesy of BLCP Power
Operator: Gheco-One Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 700 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Doosan
Quick facts:GHECO-One is a JV of Glow Energy and Hemaraj Land and Development . The company has a 25yr PPA with EGAT. The unit was built in the existing Glow generating complex in the Map Ta Phut Industrial Port area, Rayong Province. The EIA was accepted by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) in May 2008 and Doosan was awarded the $820mn EPC contract on 5 Jun 2008. Groundbreaking was the following month and the plant was opened on 29 Jun 2012. GHECO One has an ESP, saltwater FGD and SCR. The stack is 150m high. Parts and piping for the supercritical boiler were suppled from Doosan Heavy Industries Vietnam Haiphong Co.
Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Operator: Electricity Generating Auth of Thailand
Configuration: 3 X 75 MW, 4 X 150 MW, 6 X 300 MW
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE
T/G supplier: Tosi, Elin, Fuji
Quick facts: EGAT runs its own mining operations at Mae Moh which supply about 15mn tpy of lignite. EGAT has completed an extensive program of back-end pollution control equipment retrofits at Mae Moh, and laid up the oldest and smallest units. MHI FGD scrubbers were installed from the outset on Units 12&13 and Noell retrofit wet limestone FGDs on the other three 300-MW sets from Sep 1997 to Apr 1998. ABB and Marubeni then added FGDs to the 150-MW units with completion in Feb 2000. In addition, various boiler modifications were made to reduce NOX emissions.
Photograph courtesy of Electricity Generating Auth of Thailand
Location: Prachin Buri
Operator: National Power Supply Public Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 164 MW
Fuel: anthracite, bituminous coal, biomass
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: This CFB power plant TPP started up in Jul 1999 at Tha Tum about 140km east of Bangkok. The facility was built adjacent to a large pulp mill owned by Advance Agro PLC, a pulp and paper company affiliated with the Soon Hua Seng Group. About 180 MW is sold to EGAT under a 25yr SPP PPA signed in Oct 1996 and revised in Jan 1998. The balance of the electricity is used by the Advance Agro mill, which also serves as the thermal host along with the 304 Industrial Park. The $400mn plant can burn anthracite, bituminous coal, and/or wood wastes. In Mar1998, CMS Energy from the U.S. acquired a 50% interest in the plant, but sold its stake to Soon Hua Seng in Sep 2002.
Photograph bu Guydido (Panoramio)
Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data BaseUpdated 21-Feb-2016