Construction News

Thailand’s provincial mass transit projects expedited, think tank in limbo

Thailand’s provincial mass transit projects expedited, think tank in limbo 18 October 2018 The government is revving up construction of mass transit projects in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen, worth a total 194.29 billion baht. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who chaired yesterday’s meeting of the Land Traffic Management Commission, said a national think tank for transport policy and mass transit development in those provinces needs to be sped up to boost the provincial economy and ease traffic congestion. The meeting yesterday acknowledged the progress… Read more »

Designing on Unstable Ground – an Interview with Vin Varavarn Architects from Thailand

Designing on Unstable Ground – an Interview with Vin Varavarn Architects from Thailand 17 October 2018 We are never so aware of architecture as when it breaks down. Our lives require that buildings slip into the background, that we can trust their promise to shelter. But when the ground trembles, when cracks appear in the walls, and the foundation itself shakes, suddenly the frailty of this promise emerges in stark relief. An earthquake is the black mirror to architecture: the memento mori of its claim to firmitas. For… Read more »

Pöyry awarded with technical advisory services assignment for Thailand’s largest combined cycle gas turbine project

Pöyry awarded with technical advisory services assignment for Thailand’s largest combined cycle gas turbine project 17 October 2018 Gulf Energy Development Co., LTD (GED) and Mitsui & Co. Ltd, who jointly own the project for Thailand’s largest proposed combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) have awarded Pöyry with a technical advisory services assignment. The 2,500 MW project, consisting of four generating units with each having 625 MW generating capacity, will be located in Sriracha District, Chonburi Province, Thailand. Pöyry acts as Lenders Technical Advisor in the project, including technical… Read more »

Suvarnabhumi Terminal 2 designer set to sue Engineering Institute of Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Terminal 2 designer set to sue Engineering Institute of Thailand Two media firms in Duangrit crosshairs 17 October 2018 Renowned architect Duangrit Bunnag, who won the bid to design Suvarnabhumi airport’s new passenger terminal, will file defamation suits against the Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) and two media companies, he has said. “We are discussing with lawyers and preparing the documents,” Mr Duangrit, managing director of Duangrit Bunnag Architect Co, told the media Tuesday at a forum held by Airports of Thailand (AoT) on the terminal’s design…. Read more »

Gunkul’s Korat Wind Energy passes three-month completion review at Thailand’s 50MW Mittraphap wind farm

Gunkul’s Korat Wind Energy passes three-month completion review at Thailand’s 50MW Mittraphap wind farm Mott Macdonald on board as Mittraphap celebrates milestone 15 October 2018 Gunkul Engineering company Korat Wind Energy has passed its three-month completion review at the 50MW Mittraphap wind farm in Thailand. The project is comprised of 20 turbines in Nakhon Ratchasima and sells power to the Electrical Generating Authority of Thailand via a long-term deal. Mott MacDonald conducted technical due diligence during financing, which included reviewing the project’s participants, design, construction and operational execution… Read more »

More mixed-use projects springing up in Yangon

More mixed-use projects springing up in Yangon 12 October 2018 Over the last few years, more and more building projects featuring a combination of residential units, hotels, shopping centres and office spaces have been coming up around the city. The projects, called mixed-use developments, will add to the vibrancy of the city although there are those who fear they will compound the traffic situation. The following are some of the projects that will emerge soon in Yangon. The Peninsula Residences Yangon The project is being developed on a… Read more »

BGRIM clinches Vietnam solar power supply deal with EVN

BGRIM clinches Vietnam solar power supply deal with EVN 12 October 2018 B Grimm Power (BGRIM) has clinched an agreement to supply electricity from its solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam, to Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the largest power company in the country. The conclusion of the 20-year agreement yesterday in Hanoi, in the presence of BGRIM Chairman Harald Link, has solidified the viability of the 257 MW PV scheme in the country’s south central coast. “The [agreement] has secured the future for the Phu… Read more »

Suvarnabhumi second passenger terminal plan must be grounded for checks

Suvarnabhumi second passenger terminal plan must be grounded for checks Editorial by The Nation 12 October 2018 Council of Engineers has raised serious doubts over location for planned second terminal – the PM must heed them  Thailand’s Council of Engineers (CoE) on Wednesday submitted a letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha requesting a review of the Airports of Thailand (AOT)’s Bt42-billion project to build a second passenger terminal at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. The CoE claims the location for the expansion is inappropriate and could seriously impact the country’s… Read more »

Risen Energy wins new solar EPC deal in Vietnam

Risen Energy wins new solar EPC deal in Vietnam 9 October 2018 Chinese solar module producer Risen Energy Co Ltd (SHE:300118) has signed a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal in Vietnam, this time for a 50-MW project. The company opened an office in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi in August and last month announced an outsourcing deal with local firm Tasco for a 61-MW project in Ninh Thuan province. Now, it has agreed to install 360-W polycrystalline modules to form two systems — one of 26 MW… Read more »

Juwi to build 80 MW of solar parks in Vietnam

Juwi to build 80 MW of solar parks in Vietnam 9 October 2018 German renewable projects developer Juwi AG said today it has won two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for a couple of solar projects in Vietnam with a combined capacity of 80 MW. Juwi said in a statement that the awards were made by a consortium comprising the BIM Group of Vietnam and the energy arm of Philippine group Ayala Corp (PSE:AC) — AC Energy. The German firm will build one 50-MW solar park and… Read more »