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30 of June 2011 16:00

Assyce Group to build its second project in Thailand

The Group, which is planning an 8 MW plant, already has a 17 MW portfolio

  • The Group is to build a 9.5 MW photovoltaic solar plant in the country's northernmost region.

  • Assyce Group has a foothold in Southeast Asia, where it intends to construct 100 MW in Thailand alone.

  • The area of influence also includes India, where it also plans to build photovoltaic energy plants.

20 June 2011. Assyce Group has secured a contract agreement with companies Sonnedix and CK (Ch. Karnchang Plc.) to carry out the construction of second solar energy project in Thailand: A 9.5 MW photovoltaic solar plant that will be located in Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and the plant is expected to become operative by late 2011. The project is receiving funding from the country's main banking entity, the Krung Thai Bank (plc).

The agreement for this new project was signed in Bangkok at a ceremony attended by Mr Pongsak Assistant Governor of PEA (Provincial Electricity Authority); Mr Plew, Chairman of Ch.Karnchang; Mr Vipoota, Executive Vice-Chairman of Krungthai Bank; Franck Constant, founder of Sonnedix; Mr Kraisri, former governor of EGAT, and José Luis Martín, Country Manager of Assyce Group in Thailand. Economic and Trade Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain in Bangkok María Simó was also in attendance.

This agreement has clearly secured our positioning in this country, as has our collaboration with Sonnedix, which has become a real business ally in this region," explained José Luis Martín.

Assyce Group will be responsible for the works management, material management, supervision of the construction and the electrical system, as well as the design, operation, optimisation and maintenance of the plant, which will be carried out through an innovative state-of-the-art proprietary monitoring and control system. Assyce Group has had a sales office managed by José Luis Martin in the country for several months to do this work.

The PV power plant in Chiang Rai is the second project to be carried out in Thailand by Assyce Group. The agreement to build an initial 7.5 MW farm in Nakhon was signed in March this year, and the project is now under construction. Construction is scheduled to be complete this summer. The goal of the Spanish company is to install 100 MW in this country where it is already processing a new agreement to develop a further 8 MW solar power plant together with Sonnedix and Thai constructor CK. Overall, these projects add up to more than 25 MW.

The extensive experience of Assyce Group in solar PV projects, of which it is pioneer in Spain, has been key to securing this project. Annual production is estimated to be 15,947,000 kWh and will prevent the release of 8,787.2 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Assyce Group is already present in fifteen countries and this contract is aligned the Group’s international expansion strategy. Daniel Rubio, Director of the International Area at Assyce Group explained, "Thailand is a priority market for us, because this country has bet heavily on alternative energies. Furthermore, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) wants to encourage the development of renewable energies in Asia and is supporting a campaign to multiply solar energy generation capacity six-fold in the Asian-Pacific zone with a view to reaching 3,000 MW by 2013. Assyce Group has the technology, experience and potential to become an international benchmark in energy efficiency and renewable energy."


About the Assyce Group

 

ASSYCE Group is a Spanish company, with headquarters in Padul (Granada) that provides integral, efficient, sustainable, profitable energy solutions. The company is made up of a multidisciplinary team of engineering specialists. Its development strategy is based on three fundamental tenets: Ongoing investments in R&D; a social responsibility policy that helps boost the economy in a shared, harmonious manner and, finally, an effective environmental policy that promotes the rational use of resources.

Assyce Group is one of Spain's pioneers in the energy efficiency field, in terms of both turnkey projects and energy sales, and is an outstanding solar farm builder. It has built more than 12 solar farms all over Spain in recent years.

The company is present in Spain, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Hungary, India, Romania, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Uruguay.