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Marubeni Awarded Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

On March 9, 2015, Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”), in partnership with ALSTOM Power Systems SA and ALSTOM (Thailand) Limited (“ALSTOM Group”), jointly signed an EPC contract with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) for the construction of a new unit for Mae Moh lignite-fired power plant. This unit will replace the existing Units 4-7 and will produce about 600MW of electricity, having an EPC contract value of over 1.0 billion USD dollars (equivalent to over 120 billion yen).

Located in the northern Thai province of Lampang, this new unit will produce electricity from local lignite mined from a neighboring coal mine. Use of ultra-supercritical conditions for the boiler will significantly reduce its environmental footprint and allow the plant to meet strict environmental standards. The scope of Marubeni and ALSTOM Group for this project includes engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning. ALSTOM Group will supply the main equipment such as the ultra-supercritical boiler, steam turbine, and generator, while Marubeni is in charge of supplying the balance of plant equipment and civil / installation works.

At present, Mae Moh lignite-fired power plant Units 4-13, originally supplied and constructed also by Marubeni and Alstom group, are under operation. Higher efficiency as well as state-of-the-art technology to overcome the difficulty of burning lignite with a high degree of calcium oxide (CaO) led to the award of this project, in addition to the Consortium’s extensive experience in executing EPC projects in Thailand, price competitiveness, and project implementation capacity.

In the recent decade, Marubeni has consecutively executed the Chana Combined Cycle Power Plant Units 1 and 2, Bang Pakong Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit 5 and Wang Noi Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit 4 for EGAT. With this Mae Moh Replacement Project, the total installed capacity of projects delivered by Marubeni in Thailand over the past 50 years will surpass 10,300MW.

The Thailand power sector shows steady growth where new and large scale projects are under planning and development to meet rising demand. Marubeni, with its strong presence in the market, will continue to actively pursue further opportunities in various power plant projects.

Foundation : In 1969 (currently under the Ministry of Energy in Thailand)
Representative : Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, Governor
Generation Capacity : Approximately 15,500MW
(approx. 49% of the total generation capacity in Thailand)
Sales Volume : 537 billion THB (approx. 1,933 billion Japanese Yen) in 2010
Business : Construction / Ownership / Operation of Power Plant and
Equipment for Transmission and Transforming, and electric power selling

Marubeni Awarded Construction of Thai Binh Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) signed a contract with Vietnam Electricity (“EVN”) for construction of the Thai Binh coal-fired thermal power plant (total gross capacity 600MW) on December 26, 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The contract is worth approximately JPY 90 billion (approximately USD 900 million) which will be supported by Japanese ODA Loan funded by the Japanese government through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA.)

This award is a successive contract award after the EPC contract for Nghi Son 1 coal-fired thermal power plant project (600MW, planned completion in 2014) which was signed in 2010, and BOT project of Nghi Son 2 coal-fired thermal power plant (1,200MW, planned completion in 2018) of which Marubeni received a notification of award in March 2013.

The scope of this contract includes engineering, procurement, delivery of the equipment and the construction and installation work, on a full turn-key basis. Marubeni will procure steam turbines and generators from Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. and boilers from Foster Wheeler, as main equipment. Construction is planned to start from March 2014 and is expected to be completed in April 2018, including commissioning.

This contract is the eleventh power plant construction project in Vietnam of which Marubeni has participated in (excluding BOT project.) The total power generation capacity of these facilities exceeds 4,000MW, which constitutes approximately 15% of total power generation capacity in Vietnam.

In order to meet increasing power demands driven by recent rapid economic growth, a number of power plants are planned to be constructed in Vietnam. Marubeni, by utilizing its extensive experience in EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) projects (with about 100,000MW of total power generation capacity worldwide) and rich project management capability, commits to contribute toward stable power supply in Vietnam.

Location : Hanoi (Socialist Republic of Vietnam)
Foundation : 1995
Employees : About 120,000 (for EVN group)
Capital : Vietnamese Dong 49 trillion
Annual Sales : Vietnamese Dong 122 trillion