Bouygues Construction Chosen to build Thai solar plant
Two subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction have signed a US$50m contract for the design, construction and maintenance of three photovoltaic power plants in the Tak and Sukhothai provinces of north-east Thailand. Bouygues Thai and Bouygues Energies & Services are carrying out the work for solar energy producer Soleq Solar Thailand.
In total, the three solar farms will be equipped with more than 100,000 photovoltaic panels over 60ha and will deliver annual production of approximately 45GWh, equivalent to the annual consumption of the households in a Thai city of 90,000 people. Each site will have peak power of 10MW.
Bouygues Energies & Services and Bouygues Thai will be responsible for operating and maintaining the solar farms for a period of five years. The design and construction works, which will involve 450 people on site at peak periods, will begin next month. Handover is scheduled for the end of 2013.