Black & Veatch to support 1,500 MW power plant expansions in Thailand

Marubeni Corp. has selected Black & Veatch to support the balance-of-plant design and procurement for the 1,500 MW expansion of two combined-cycle power plants in Thailand. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand owns both plants.

The projects involve adding a new 780 MW power block to the Chana combined-cycle power plant that consists of two, single-shaft combined-cycle trains and a fourth combined-cycle power block to the Wang Noi combined-cycle power plant.

Black & Veatch will provide Marubeni and partners Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) and Siemens Limited with design engineering and procurement for balance-of-plant equipment and other services, including technical field assistance, heat recovery steam generators and commissioning of otherBlack & Veatch-furnished plant equipment.

The expansions are expected to provide 1,500 MW of additional capacity and be completed by 2014.

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