French technology giant Alstom has signed a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with Gulf Power Generation Company (Gulf Power) for the Kaeng Khoi II combined-cycle natural gas power plant in Thailand.
The agreement is an extension of the long-term parts agreement (LTPA) signed by the companies, and has a combined value of more than €160m.
Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will offer technical expertise at the facility in order to manage its service and maintenance.
The LTSA and LTPA deals also require Alstom to supply new parts and deliver reconditioning services and field service for planned outages of the existing gas turbines, steam turbines, and generators at the facility until 2033.
Developed in the Saraburi Province, the Kaeng Khoi II facility generates around 1.5GW of power for Thailand’s energy market.
It was developed by Alstom and started commercial operations in 2008.
The initially signed LTPA covered services for only the gas turbines at the facility. Scope of the contract has been extended with the LTSA deal to include steam turbine and generators.
Alstom Thermal Services senior vice-president Michael Rechsteiner said: "We are delighted to be given this opportunity to support Thailand achieve its energy goals."
The firm claims to have served Thailand for more than 40 years, and has delivered more than 7GW of installed capacity for the nation.
Image: Staff working at the Thai the Kaeng Khoi II combined-cycle natural gas power plant. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.