Two teams bid for 800 MW Krabi coal-fired power plant

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Two teams bid for 800 MW Krabi coal-fired power plant

Two private consortia have submitted proposals to build a 800 MW Bt48-billion (US$1.36 billion) coal-fired power plant in the southern province of Krabi.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) said last week that bid submissions was done by the consortium of Alstom Power Systems and Marubeni Corporation and the consortium of Power Construction Corporation of China and Italian-Thai Development.
The proposals are not legally binding until the controversial project gets the environmental and health impact assessment green light.
The project is being challenged by environmental activists who say that Krabi should rely on sustainable energy and that there is no need to build a polluting coal-fired power plant in this province.Ratanachai Ngamwong, deputy governor of Egat, said it would take about six months to evaluate the proposals from the two groups of companies for construction of the Krabi power plant, and Egat would issue its letter of intent only after the EHIA and other government approvals are in place.

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