Change of locale won’t slow B Grimm power projects

Corporate May 25, 2018 12:53

By The Nation

B Grimm Power Plc has confirmed that its two major power projects, with a combined generating capacity of 240 megawatts, will proceed as planned despite a change of location.



President Preeyanart Soontornwata said the shifting of the project site from Ratchaburi to Samut Prakhan would not affect the scheduled commercial operation date, set for 2021.

The company is seeking permission from the Energy Regulatory Commission to change the location of the BGPR1 and BGPR2 co-generation facilities, she said.

At the same time, B Grimm has coordinated with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), purchaser of the power supply, to make available a grid connection and substation at the new location.

Once approval is granted, B Grimm will commence construction. The plants are to be completed within 26 months, before the power sale agreement with Egat takes effect on June 1, 2021.

“We are striving to meet the timeline and no change is foreseen, at least for the time being,” Preeyanart said.

BGPR1 and BGPR2 were originally to be located in the planned VRM Industrial Estate in Ratchburi, but the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand cancelled the estate development.

Preeyanart said that prompted her company to move the projects to the Asia Industrial Estate in Samut Prakhan, which is attracting local and foreign companies.

B Geimm’s facilities will strengthen the security of power supply not only for Samut Prakhan and Bangkok, but also the Eastern Economic Corridor, which requires significant electricity supply, Preeyanart said.

 

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