Conergy Win Thai Solar Plant Contract
Conergy has announced that it has secured a major contract for two solar power plants in Thailand through a tendering procedure, representing a total capacity of 21 MW.
The awarding authority is Thai Solar Energy Company Limited (TSE), which is a local investor with a registered office in Bangkok. Conergy will be the main contractor for the two projects, responsible both for planning, engineering and design as well as for component supply and installation of the two power plants.
The solar parks are located in Suphanburi Province and in Kanchanaburi Province and cover almost 500,000 square meters. For the onsite construction, Conergy will work with its long-term local partners, Annex Power and the Ensys Group.
Thai Solar Energy is one of Thailand’s solar pioneers. Today TSE already operates one solar thermal power plant with a total capacity of 5MW in the Kingdom of Thailand, also located in Kanchanaburi. Now the company is expanding its portfolio with the two Conergy installations.
“The Thai government wants to meet one quarter of the country’s energy requirements using renewable energy sources by the year 2022. This is providing a baseline of support to the development of a solar energy market in Thailand,” stated Alexander Lenz, President Asia & Middle East for Conergy.
A total of almost 86,000 Conergy modules on around 86 kilometres of Conergy Solar Linea mounting systems will produce more than 29,500 megawatt hours of clean electricity after the power plants are completed in February 2013. That is enough to supply 14,000 local households in the Kingdom of Thailand.