Overview

Over the past decade (and pre-pandemic), tourism was estimated to account for up to 17% of Thailand’s gross domestic product.

The challenge

As Thailand’s leading transportation hub, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport accommodates about 64 million passengers and 1.3 million tons of cargo a year—making it a facility that requires a lot of power.

The solution

In August 2020, GE announced a new contract from District Cooling System and Power Plant Co., Ltd (DCAP), the biggest district cooling plant in Thailand, for services support for two existing GE LM6000PD aeroderivative gas turbines that provide power and chilled water to Suvarnabhumi airport.

Outcomes

Going beyond the runway with aeros

40+

aeroderivative gas turbines currently
operating in Thailand

64 million

annual passengers transiting Suvarnabhumi

40 million+

LM6000 operating hours

LM6000 simple-cycle efficiency

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Being the OEM provider for our current fleet, we selected GE as the service provider to help us increase the full potential of our plant assets. We know that GE has a proven track record of providing high-quality technology and services, and with this service agreement, we trust in the company's technical expertise and its regional capabilities in engineering and technical support.

Mr. Suthep Ruangpornwisuth

Director Acting General Manager, DCAP

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The service agreement will help DCAP improve the performance efficiency of the 110-MW plant, assure stability and reliability of the international airport’s power production and cooling system, while reducing overall cost of ownership. As the OEM of the LM6000 gas turbine, GE aims to bring improved availability and performance to the plant while performing all of the plant’s major maintenance needs over the next five years.