Glow Energy Public Company Ltd, a publicly-traded company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (BKK: GLOW), has recently awarded a long term service agreement (LTSA) to Ansaldo Energia for their Glow Energy Phase 5 power plant, located in Map Ta Phut Industrial Park, 200km southeast of Bangkok, designed to generate 328MW of electricity plus upwards of 160 tons/hour of steam to support local industrial purposes. Glow Energy, one of the major private electricity generators in Thailand and majority owned by Engie , operate Independent Power Producer (IPP) and cogeneration facilities, most of which also operate as Small Power Producers (SPP).
The power plant, commissioned in 2011, consists of one Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbine coupled to an electrical generator, heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine/generator set. The 15-year LTSA covers planned and unplanned maintenance, replacement capital parts and remote monitoring and diagnostics (RM&D) for the Siemens gas turbine with inspection-only required services on the generator.
Ansaldo Energia's recognized OEM-knowledge of this machine and its established ability to service all 4000F power generation equipment with its own technologies were keys for the award selection by Glow. Another was Ansaldo Energia's flexible service approach to meet the required operational reliability of the plant. Known as Ansaldo Energia's OSP™ Solutions, this capability offers the delivery of unique and multi-platform service options, allowing the customer to optimize the maintenance life cycle costs of their power generation assets. The award by Glow also recognizes Ansaldo Energia's growing local presence & capabilities in Southeast Asia, which includes supporting an established full-scope LTSA in Thailand on a 2x1 combined cycle power plant with Ansaldo Energia's own GT26 gas turbines.