A panorama of solar farms
“Our subsidiaries Bouygues Thai and Bouygues Energies & Services, in a joint venture with the local company McTric, have built four solar farms in Ayutthaya, 100km north of Bangkok,in Thailand. Back in pictures on this amazing project:
In total, 4 farms will produce 18MW of electricity per year, which will be injected into the national grid. This is the second project Bouygues Thai delivers to its client Primeroad after the successful handover of the Amata solar farm for 8MW in 2015.
The main challenge faced during this project was to build a 3m high dike around all the sites in order to protect the farm from floods.
Construction in figures:
– 8,405 concrete piles were installed
– to support 1,319 tables on which were fixed 201,720 solar panels.
– 63km of trenches that were dug
–162km of cables that were installed.
These farms are the first built by the Bouygues Group with the technology of thin film solar cells, that are very well suited for hot climates such as Thaïland.
More than 500 staff worked at the same time to make sure the project was delivered in this tight timeframe.
After another fruitful cooperation in Thailand, Bouygues Bâtiment International and Bouygues Energies & Services are now intending to extend their business throughout Asia, looking into countries such as Australia.