Bouygues and Bouygues Thai Energy & Services, Bouygues Construction subsidiaries, announced today the signing of a contract worth approximately $ 50 million (38 ME) for the design, construction and maintenance of three photovoltaic solar power plants in the northeast of Thailand.
With energy needs increase, Thailand is one of the most promising markets in Asia in the field of renewable energy. The government has in fact given the objective of covering 25% of the energy consumption of the territory by renewables by 2021.
Each plant will have a capacity of 10 megawatts (MW) peak. The three plants located in the provinces of Tak and Sukhothai producer of solar energy ‘Soleq Solar Thailand’ will be equipped with a total of more than 100,000 photovoltaic panels on 60 hectares. Together they display an estimated 45 gigawatt-hours (GWh) annual production, equivalent to the annual consumption of a Thai town of 90,000 inhabitants.
The design and construction work that should mobilize 450 people at peak, will start next month, for delivery in late 2013. The two entities will ensure the operation and maintenance of facilities for 5 years.
In addition, the Bouygues Construction Group is currently carrying Thailand several major residential developments, as well as the tallest tower in the country, which will reach 314m.