The new 9.9 MWe installation, built jointly by AREVA and its partner Ensys, is fueled by rice husk and bagasse. AREVA realised the plant design and provided engineering services, as well as the main equipment. It also supervised the testing and commissioning phases. Ensys supplied auxiliary equipment and provided construction services.
“Despite the complexity of such a project, AREVA and ENSYS delivered a power plant, which meets all our expectations," said Adisak Martsri, director of U-Thong Bio Power. "The first few weeks of operations have confirmed the success of the project."
AREVA has already delivered two similar biomass plants in Thailand, and is currently building two additional units both in Thailand and the Philippines.