Friday, 29 November 2013

DP Cleantech signs contract to build coconut-to-energy power plant in Thailand

28 November 2013, biomass and waste-to-energy provider DP Cleantech have developed an advanced biomass combustion technology to efficiently convert coconut waste into clean energy. The company recently signed a contract to deliver the new turnkey solution for the Mahachai Green Power project in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand. The state of the art 9.5MWe high pressure, high temperature plant will be delivered on an EPC basis including all electro-mechanical systems, and will run on coconut waste residues, (husk, shell, frond and leaves). The new advanced design has been adapted especially for coconut waste to ensure minimal fuel consumption, flexibility to mix several kinds of fuels in various sizes, high power yields and will include high efficiency flue gas cleaning systems to lower emissions below regulatory standards. DP Cleantech is able to guarantee long-term stable performance, operating at full capacity for more than 7,900 hours per year.



DP Cleantech will manage delivery of the project from its South-East-Asia headquarters office in Bangkok.  The project is expected to be grid-connected within 18months after the kickoff date. The power generated by the plant will be fed into the public PEA grid, and will benefit from Thailand’s strong biomass feed-in-tariffs. Any remaining ashes will be used as fertilizer for farming or filler material for construction. The project is also expected to create a substantial amount of local employment both in developing the project on the ground as well as in creating value for local farmer’s coconut waste.

DP CleanTech CEO Mr Simon Parker commented “We are very excited to work on this industry-leading project which gives us the opportunity to showcase the flexibility and efficiency of our new multi-fuel solution, as well as demonstrate the full scope of our capabilities in delivering a project end to end.  We believe that the energy market in Thailand is ready to be at the forefront of the new generation of solutions for biomass to power, using higher efficiency, multifuel and low emissions solutions.  In addition, we believe that DP’s uniquely collaborative approach with Mahachai Green power and our project execution model will set the standard for the future.”


About Mahachai Green Power

Mahachai Green Power Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between the major shareholders EnBW Erneuerbare und Konventionelle Erzeugung AG (a German utility) and TPC Power Holding Co., Ltd. (a company owned by the Thai Polycons group). Minority shareholders are NC Coconut Co., Ltd. as major biomass fuel supplier and Green Power Producer Group Co., Ltd. as project developer.


About DP Cleantech

Founded in 2004, DP CleanTech designs, engineers, manufactures and commissions biomass and waste to energy power plants, providing complete solutions for turning waste materials into clean energy. DP CleanTech has built 50 biomass power plants around the world and has more than 30 under development, using high pressure, high temperature technology originally developed in Denmark. Today DP CleanTech is recognized as a world leader in the biomass clean energy field with a strong presence in both Europe and Asia. DP CleanTech built the first biomass power plant in China and is responsible for over 30% of the biomass power plants operating in China today.


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