Pöyry, Finland’s international consulting and engineering firm, has revealed it was awared by B. Grimm Power Company, Thailand’s power producers, to work in B. Grimm Power’s latest renewable energy project, the 16MW Bo Thong Wind Farm, located in Mukdahan province, Thailand.
As stated in Pöyry’s press release on April 10, 2019, the work included EPC bid evaluation and negotiations, energy yield assessments, project management, design review, and site monitoring during construction and commissioning.
The purpose of B. Grimm Power’s latest project was to add 635MW equity capacity to its existing 1,082 MW equity capacity by the end of year 2021 and when the project is completed, B. Grimm Power’s equity capacity will increse at least 70% in the next two years.
Bo Thong project was expected to be substantially completed before September 2020 which is when commercial operation date (COD) is scheduled.
Esa Holttinen, Pöyry’s Business Director, highlighted the benefit that this project could provide to people involving in industrial sector as well as local sector.
“Typically located in less developed rural areas, wind farm projects not only benefit the energy sector development, but also contribute to achieve broader rural development goals, including the upgrade of local infrastructure, security, and electrical supply capability.
“Apart from that, such projects also create local job opportunities and spur additional income in the community, overall positively impacting the locality’s quality of life,” he added.
Pöyry has been collaborating with B. Grimm Power for over past 8 years since 2010 and Bo Thong project is the 13th owner’s engineering construction assignment that Pöyry has handled for B. Grimm Power.