Thailand: E Smart Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit Electric Ferries Project

Nonsovereign Project | 53437-001

The Project involves development and operation of about 27 fully electric ferries for mass public transport along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. The service will be operated by E Smart and will operate on a 30km stretch of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province.

Project Details

Project Name E Smart Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit Electric Ferries Project
Project Number 53437-001
Borrower / Company E Smart Transport Company Limited
Country / Economy Thailand
Location Nation-wide, Bangkok River
Type or Modality of Assistance
4139 Loan Ordinary capital resources THB 160.00 million Committed
8407 Loan Clean Technology Fund USD 3.60 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department
Responsible ADB Division
Responsible ADB Officer Hong, Won Myong
Project Sponsor(s)
Description

The Project involves development and operation of about 27 fully electric ferries for mass public transport along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. The service will be operated by E Smart and will operate on a 30km stretch of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province.

The fully electric ferries will be equipped with 2 electric motors of 180 kW and battery capacity of up to 800 kWh. The ferries will be charged from three charging stations located at each end of the proposed route. The electric ferries will be fabricated and constructed in Thailand by a number of shipbuilders. The ferries will use batteries manufactured by Amita Technologies (a subsidiary of Energy Absolute), a Taipei,China based developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion polymer batteries for use in electric vehicles and stationary energy storage. The electric ferries will also act as a demonstration project for other vehicle modes (especially taxis and delivery vehicles) on the advantages and potential of this type of fast-charging batteries.

Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
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 27 Oct 2021
Credit Committee Meeting 27 Oct 2021
Approval -
Last PDS Update 13 May 2022

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Title Document Type Document Date
E Smart Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit Electric Ferries Project: FAST Report Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions Dec 2021
E Smart Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit Electric Ferries Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Sep 2021

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