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Thailand: Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 51051-001 Status: Approved
 
Project Name Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project
Project Number 51051-001
Borrower/Company Gulf SRC Company Limited
Country Thailand
Location Chon Buri
Type or Modality of Assistance
3729 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 228.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Conventional energy generation - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Responsible ADB Officer Gulshan, Karan Raj
Project Sponsor(s) Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited
MITSUI & CO.
Description
Objectives and Scope The project entails the construction and operation of a 2,500 megawatt natural gas power project in Chonburi province, Thailand. The project will provide significant generating capacity that is reliable, efficient, and cost-effective. The project will be one of the largest power plants in Thailand and will help meet the projected growth and industrial transformation plans under the Eastern Economic Corridor program. The project will utilize natural gas and will be the first to employ a new high-efficiency technology that reduces pollutants and emissions, providing cleaner air quality and lower carbon footprint.
Status of Operation/Construction Ongoing construction with target completion in October 2022
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2030 which includes: i) promotion of private sector participation in infrastructure through project financing, ii) prioritizing investments for low greenhouse gas emission energy, and iii) building strong partnerships for more resource mobilization. ADB's support for the project is also in line with its country partnership strategy for Thailand, 2013 2016, 13 and its country

operations business plan, 2018 2020,14 both of which promote the support for private sector development, energy infrastructure, and responding to Thailand's needs and priorities as an

upper middle-income country.

Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 05 Jun 2018
Credit Committee Meeting 20 Sep 2018
Approval 30 Oct 2018
Last PDS Update 17 Sep 2020

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Title Document Type Document Date
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2018

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July–September 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2020
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (April–June 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2020
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports May 2020
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (October–December 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2020
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July–September 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2019
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (April–June 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (December 2018-June 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
Chonburi Natural Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (December 2018–March 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports May 2019
Chonburi Power Plant Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Final) Environment and Social Impact Assessments Oct 2018
Chonburi Power Plant Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Environment and Social Impact Assessments Mar 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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