National Power Supply Public Co., Ltd (NPS), a key player in Thailand’s energy sector, has chosen AFRY to provide owner’s engineering services for the expansion of its floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project. NPS is dedicated to advancing clean energy solutions and reducing dependency on fossil fuels to enhance sustainability in Thailand’s power generation.
The existing NPS floating solar PV project is already among the largest of its kind in Thailand. The upcoming expansion will add another 30MW to the installation, bringing the total capacity to 90MW. Furthermore, there are plans for an additional expansion in the future.
AFRY has been entrusted with the role of owner’s engineer for the complete 90MW floating solar project, encompassing tendering, design, and construction phases.
The project, spanning three phases, is located in Prachinburi, eastern Thailand, with power generated supplied to NPS at a 22kV level.
AFRY’s responsibilities include the preparation of tender documents for various project components, proposal evaluation, support during contract negotiations, project management, design assessment, and oversight of construction and commissioning activities for the floating solar PV project.
Petteri Härkki, Managing Director for Thailand at AFRY, expressed their honor in being chosen as the owner’s engineer for this significant floating solar PV development in Thailand. He highlighted the project’s potential to reduce fossil fuel reliance and accelerate the country’s energy transition. With a proven track record of over 400 solar PV power projects globally, totalling more than 32,000 MW of capacity, AFRY aims to contribute valuable expertise to projects of this nature.
AFRY stands as one of Thailand’s leading power sector engineering consulting firms, with substantial involvement in the design and construction of over 65 power plants and more than 250 power sector-related projects.
The company has a notable presence in various energy sectors, including solar PV, wind power, battery storage, hydropower, biomass, waste-to-energy, natural gas, liquified natural gas (LNG), biogas, nuclear power, and transmission and distribution in Thailand.