Industry in Thailand consumes almost half of all electricity generation. Improving the reliability of supply and delivering improvements to the network on time is critical in Thailand’s journey to boost industrial competitiveness.
Black & Veatch’s experience effectively delivering projects to schedule and cost was a key element in the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand’s (EGAT) selection of Black & Veatch for the Chachoengsao 2 Substation project. As part of a consortium with Sumitomo Corporation and Italian-Thai Development PCL (ITD), Black & Veatch is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering a new 500/230/115 kilovolt (kV) substation including gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) equipment at 500 kV and 230 kV.
With 50 years’ experience delivering power solutions in Thailand, the underlying relationship and dynamic between Black & Veatch and EGAT is central to what continues to keep the development on schedule.
“Attention to schedule and coordination with the EGAT teams has played a major part in defining our success at Chachoengsao,” said Jitwisuth Nathalang, Project Manager, Black & Veatch (Thailand). “We’re executing safely and delivering advanced power transmission solutions that will also feature designs to enable remote operation and maintenance, critical in the future as grid demands evolve.”
EGAT is responsible for the country’s entire electricity transmission network. Investing in electrical power system substations and the transmission network will support the government strategic efforts in attracting foreign direct investment. The Eastern Economic Corridor is one such plan and Chachoengsao is located in the region earmarked as the future economic zone.