Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project (ADB-51051-001)

  • Thailand
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Khao Khansong Sub -district, Si Racha District, Chonburi
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 5, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Gulf SRC Company Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 228.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 5, 2018

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Project Description
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According to bank document, the project entails the construction and operation of a 2,500 megawatt natural gas power project in Chonburi province, Thailand. The Sriracha Power Plant covers area of 450 rais in the Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (Hemaraj ESIE) at Khao Khansong Sub-district, Si Racha District, Chon Buri Province. The project will be one of the largest power plants in Thailand and will help meet the projected growth and industrial transformation plans under the Eastern Economic Corridor program.The proposed Plant will utilize natural gas as main fuel and diesel oil as back up fuel. The total installed capacity of this power plant is 2,650 MW which will be sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). Major machineries and equipment of the Uthai Power Plant will be four combustion turbine generators (CTG), four heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) and four steam turbine generators (STG). The generated electricity to be sold to EGAT will be dispatched via the 500 kV Pluak Daeng Sub-station. The natural gas for the project to be supplied by PTT (Public) Co., Ltd. is approximately 368Mft3/day and the diesel oil supply as contingency fuel, is approximately 8,500 m3/day.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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Project sponsor Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Gulf SRC Co., Ltd. Client -
- - - - TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co., Ltd. Contractor -

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ADB Project Officer

Lockhart, Robert S.


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