Areva instals 10-MW biomass power plant for Thai U-thong Bio Power
(SeeNews) – Jun 24, 2014 – French energy group Areva SA (EPA:AREVA) said on Monday that the construction of a 9.9-MW biomass unit in Thailand for independent power producer U-Thong Bio Power was completed with the help of local partner Ensys Group.
The investment in the project amounted to USD 17 million (EUR 12.5 m), Areva said earlier. Located in Suphanburi Province, central Thailand, the unit will use rice husk and bagasse to power 8,000 households.
The French company acted as designer, engineer and supplier of the main equipment. Electrical and control systems specialist Ensys provided construction services.
Areva has previously delivered two biomass facilities in Thailand, one of which has a 10-MW capacity. It is currently building two more in Thailand and the Philippines. Overall, the company has taken part in the installation of 95 biomass plants worldwide with A total capacity of 2.5 GW.