Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Southeast Asia
Bang Pakong Steam
Location: Thailand
Operator: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
Configuration: 2 X 550 MW (ret), 2 X 600 MW
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1983-1992
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: B&V, TDKL, Nawarat Patanakarn, Antara Koh PteLtd

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
Posted 2 Jul 2017

Cilegon KDL
Location: Indonesia
Operator: PT Krakatau Daya Listrik
Configuration: 5 X 80 MW
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Operation: 1979
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Thyssen
Quick facts: This plant at the PT Krakatau steelworks is one of the three largest captive power plants in Indonesia. It was built by PT Krakatau Steel and spun out into subsidiary KDL in Feb 1996. A new CCGT block is planned to sell to the grid.

Photograph courtesy of PT Krakatau Daya Listrik
Posted 11 Apr 2011

Hiep Phuoc
Location: Vietnam
Operator: Hiep Phouc Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 125 MW
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Operation: 1997-1998
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Shenzhen Energy Engineering/Central Southern China Electric Power Design Inst, Harbin, China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd
Quick facts: Hiep Phuoc Power Corporation was established to build the first foreign-owned, large-scale power project in Vietnam. HPPC supplies power to the manufacturers in Tan Thuan EPZ, the residents and companies in New City Center, Saigon South, and manufacturers in Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park. Excess production is transferred to EVN. The investment licens was granted in Sep 1993, ground breaking was in Sep 1994, and Unit-1 was commissioned in Feb 1998. All three units were converted to natual gas firing capability in a project ending in Oct 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Hiep Phuoc Power Co
Posted 10 Sep 2011

Location: Philippines
Operator: STX Marine Services Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 300 MW, 1 X 350 MW
Fuel: crude oil, residual oil
Operation: 1975-1979
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Siemens, Hitachi
EPC: Siemens, TDKL
Quick facts: The Malaya TPP in Pililla, Rizal, was part of National Power Corp for years .It was put into the hands of Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp and was then rehabiliated and operated by Korea Electric Power after international bidding for a rehab and O&M contract. That arrangement expired in 2011 and the O&M contract was taken over by SPC Power in Oct 2011 and renewed in Nov 2012. Unit-1 was overhauled again in 2014/15 by the current plant operator STX Marine Services.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 2 Sep 2015

O Mon
Location: Vietnam
Operator: EVN Genco No 2
Configuration: 2 X 330 MW
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Operation: 2009-2015
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Tokyo Electric Power Services, Power Engineering & Consulting Co 2, Toa Corp, Lilama, Daelim
Quick facts: O Mon is on the Hau River in Cah Tho province. The site is 18km upstream from Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta. A second 330-MW steam unit was in the original plan. The first unit cost $555mn, 85% of which was financed by the JBIC with preferential ODA loans. Construction began in Feb 2006. In Aug 2012, Daelim won the EPC contract to build the second unit and constuction began the following month. Sojitz handled the trade particulars and JICA supplied an ODA loan of ¥ 27,547mn. The new block went online in Oct 2015.

Photograph courtesy of
Re-posted 4 May 2016

Pulau Seraya
Location: Singapore
Operator: PowerSeraya
Configuration: 9 X 250 MW steam, 2 X 370 CC blocks with V94.3A gas turbines, 2 X 25 MW gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil, orimulsion
Operation: 1986-2002
Boiler/HRSG supplier: IHI, B-H, Mitsui
T/G supplier: Hitachi, Parsons, Siemens
Quick facts: This plant is on Jurong Island. In 2003, PowerSeraya began the conversion of three of the conventional steam plants to Orimulsion. This cost S$200mn and was completed in 2005. Orimulsion exports from Venezuela were later terminated.

Photograph courtesy of PowerSeraya
Posted 4 Oct 2004

Ratchaburi Steam
Location: Thailand
Operator: Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding plc
Configuration: 2 X 735 MW
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2000
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
Quick facts: These units are the largest in Thailand. They have MHI wet limestone FGD systems for oil firing.
Photograph courtesy of Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Posted 13 Sep 2006
Location: Philippines
Operator: National Power Corp
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW, 2 X 200 MW, 1 X 300 MW
Fuel: crude oil
Operation: 1968-1972
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: TDKL, Siemens
Quick facts: Sucat is in in Muntinlupa City on Laguna de Bay, about 25km southeast of central Manila. The plant was originally commissioned by Manila Electric as the Gardner Snyder Thermal Plant. It was renamed in the early 1980s. The PS was acquired by Naional Power Corp in Nov 1978. Units 1&4 were deactivated in Jan 2000 followed by and Units 2&3 in Jan 2002. The facility was transfered to Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp along with various other Napocor asses and financial obligations. After a prolonged process, Sucat was acquired in Jul 2017 by Riverbend Consolidated Mining Corp for demolition and disposal. The purchase price was PHP 305.2mn.

Photograph © and courtesy of I R Arenas
Posted 12 Aug 2017

Location: Singapore
Operator: Tuas Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 1999
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B-H
T/G supplier: Hitachi
EPC: Marubeni, Taihei Dengyo Kaisha
Quick facts: The two blocks to the left rear in the photo are the largest generating units in Singapore. Two additional 600-MW conventional oil- and gas-fired sets were cancelled and the plant built out with four combined-cycle blocks instead (foreground). For a time, two 600-MW coal-fired units were planned. The Tuas steam plant has Yokogawa's CENTUM CS integrated DCS.

Photograph courtesy of Tuas Power Generation Ltd
Re-posted 20 Feb 2010


Data: industcards, S&P Global Market Intelligence World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12-Aug-2017