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Poyry to build 20.6-MW biomass power plant in southern Thailand

Rubber trees plantation in Thailand. Author: Boryeongsi South Korea. License: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

March 26 (Renewables Now) - Finnish consultancy and engineering company Poyry (HEL:POY1V) said on Friday it will be working on a 20.6-MW net biomass power plant project in Songkla, southern Thailand. 

The task has been assigned to the Finnish company by Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Public Company Ltd (STEC:TB). The assignment covers the full-scale design, engineering, procurement and tendering services. The owner of the project is privately-owned power producer Chana Green Co Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Gulf Development Company.

The biomass-fired power plant project will be realised in Chana district under Thailand's Small Power Producer (SPP) scheme, whereby its output will be sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). The facility will be using rubber wood as fuel.

The completed plant should start commercial operations in March 2020.

The new job will further bolster the Finnish company's position in Thailand, where it currently has around 50 power plant projects, the regional director of Poyry, Petteri Harkki, said in a statement.

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