LNG engineer Bechtel said it was selected by Gulf MP Company of Thailand to manage construction of pipelines that will feed gas into a network of planned new power generation facilities.
Bechtel will manage engineering, procurement and construction for 12 new gas pipelines with receiving stations, the company revealed in a statement.
The contract was awarded as part of Thailand’s Small Power Producer program in an effort to diversify the country’s energy mix and to support industrial energy needs.
The 12 new combined-cycle plants will each provide 120-130 MW of electric power to industrial users and to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.
They will also provide steam to local industrial users. The pipelines will vary in size between eight and 16 inches and in length between one and 11 kilometres.