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EGAT building and upgrading substations in Thailand


 Thailand, Bangkok: The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is embarking on a series of substation and transmission system projects with an aim to improve the reliability of the electricity supply for industrial customers and increase the competitiveness of Thailand to attract investment.

Specifically, EGAT has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with a consortium of Sumitomo Corporation, Black & Veatch, and Italian-Thai Development (ITD) for Chachoengsao 2 and Pluak Daeng substations, including the supply, installation, construction and engineering of both facilities and the main equipment, reports The Nation.

The new facility in Chachoengsao will be a500/230/115 kV substation withpower transformers and gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) equipment at 500 kV and 230 kV facilities. A 115 kV air-insulated substation is also included in the project.

In addition, the project will supply equipment forupgrades at the existing 500 kV Pluak Daeng substation.

Source: The Nation