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

By DP Cleantech | December 06, 2013

Biomass and waste-to-energy provider DP Cleantech has 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,  high pressure, high temperature

The 9.5MWe plant will be delivered on an EPC basis including all electro-mechanical systems, and will run on coconut waste residues such as 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 Southeast Asia headquarters office in Bangkok. The project is expected to be grid connected within 18 months 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 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.”