Power projects approved in Southeast Asia

The Capital Projects and Contracts e-newsletter contains dozens of project updates. See below two notable projects approved in the last week.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received a full-turnkey order for the EPC of a 5,300 MW natural-gas-fired power plant. The project is planned by a joint venture of Thailand’s Gulf Energy and Mitsui & Co. The units will be installed at two plants located near Bangkok, with commercial operations due to begin in 2021 and 2023, respectively.

The plans call for two 2,650 MW gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plants incorporating eight M701JAC gas turbines.

Meanwhile in South Korea, GE Power has been awarded a USD320 mn contract through its joint venture, KAPES, by Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco). It will provide equipment and expertise for a 4 GW HVDC transmission link from a power complex located in South Korea (pictured).

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