Tokyo, 1 December (Argus) — Japanese power producer and wholesaler J-Power today started commercial operations at its 800MW No.2 Nong Saeng gas-fired power unit in Thailand.
The debut of the new unit, in Saraburi, 100km north of Bangkok, brings Nong Saeng to full operations with a total capacity of 1,600MW. The 800MW No.1 unit started up in June. The plant uses combined-cycle technology, with electricity output supplied to Thai state-owned utility Egat for 25 years.
Completion of the project takes J-Power’s overseas power generation capacity to 6,090MW. This will increase further with the company building the 1,600MW U-Thai gas-fired power plant at Ayutthaya, also north of Bangkok. The 800MW No.1 unit at U-Thai is scheduled to come on stream in June next year, followed by the start-up of a similar capacity No.2 unit in December.