DP CleanTech celebrates official opening of new Bangkok regional office
Monday, 02 December 2013
On 28th November DP CleanTech proudly celebrated the move to new, larger offices in Bangkok. After five successful years in Thailand, the newly opened facility provides DP CleanTech’s dedicated workforce of industry experts and specialists with the increased space and resources necessary to continue to effectively manage the ongoing growth and expansion of DP CleanTech business in Thailand and South East Asia.
New order for 9.5 MWe biopower plant
With auspicious timing, the Bangkok office opening ceremony coincided with the signing of a major contract to deliver a 9.5MWe high pressure, high temperature power plant for Mahachai Green Power. The turnkey solution is based in Samut Sakhon Province Thailand, and will be delivered on an EPC basis, utilizing DP CleanTech’s advanced biomass combustion technology designed specifically for specialist fuels. This technology is designed to convert coconut waste efficiently and flexibly into clean energy. The project will be managed from the new office, and is expected to be grid-connected within 18 months after the kickoff date.
DP CleanTech Group Senior Vice President and South East Asia and Australasia Managing Director Mr. Jan Graeff commented
‘We are delighted that business growth in South East Asia has given us the ability to open a new office in Bangkok, from which we will be able to better serve our clients across the region, as well as integrate global activities and resources. From our new offices we will manage projects and the local supply chain; and oversee the cooperation of our design and engineering resources in Europe and China to ensure efficient execution of upcoming projects in South East Asia. Furthermore, Thailand is very much in the centre of South East Asia and the ASEAN Economic Community, providing us with good access to all countries in the region and a well-developed commercial environment on which to build our business’.
Southeast Asia set for biomass boom
Asia is a key supplier of biomass feedstock to markets such as Europe or the United States but within the region, new opportunities and investments in biomass are emerging, particularly in Southeast Asia. Asia is a key supplier of biomass feedstock to markets such as Europe or the United States but within the region, new opportunities and investments in biomass are emerging, particularly in Southeast Asia.
Of the Asian countries, China, Japan and Korea currently lead the region in biomass projects due to a combination of a high level of technological capability and government targets on renewable energy sources.
Further south, however, Southeast Asia is fast becoming an attractive market for developing biomass as an energy source, given that it produces nearly 230 million tonnes of feedstock annually.
Such biomass from crop residues, municipal solid waste and forest residues such as wood is available in abundance and investors are beginning to recognise the potential to harness this source for energy.
“Asia is home to one-third of the world’s attainable biomass.Biomass is a relatively new industry in Southeast Asia, and our expertise in fuel analysis and combustion plays a large part in helping local contractors and developers develop and execute the right solution for their situation. Furthermore, the push to utilise biomass for primary generation of biofuels provides a further opportunity for value to be added in the secondary combustion of the waste by products.” says Jerome Le Borgne, Southeast Asia, Africa and Pacific Sales Director, DP Cleantech.