Map Ta Phut BLCP power station
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate.
In December 1997, BLCP Power Ltd (BLCP) secured a 25-year PPA with EGAT for a new 2 x 717 MW power station at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate. The subcritical coal plant was permitted in February 2002, financial close was in August 2003, foundation stone laying was in March 2004, the first unit was synchronized in April 2006, and the second in 2007. Total capex for the project was about US$1.3 billion. Fuel is Australian bituminous coal.
The original development consortium formed in 1995 and included Banpu, Loxley, PowerGen plc, and RTZ-CRA. RTZ and Loxely pulled out in 1998. PowerGen sold to CLP in 2001 and CLP sold its 50% stake to EGCO in Oct 2006, so that the consortium is now Banpu and EGCO Group.
According to the 2015 Long Range Plan, the plant will be retired in 2032.
Articles and resources
- "BLCP Coal Power Plant Thailand," Global Energy Observatory, accessed May 2012
- "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.
- "Coal-Fired Power Plants in Thailand," Industcards, accessed May 2016
- "Thailand Power Development Plan, 2015-2036," Thailand Ministry of Energy, May 2015