Evaluation of Proposal for Operational Efficiency Study
K&M performed a desk study for USTDA to assess the proposal from Southern Electric, as US company, and Thailand PEA for a feasibility study aimed to evaluate PEA’s operational efficiency and modernization options.
K&M was hired by Unocal to perform technical due diligence on the 108 MW gas-fired plant in Rayong—215 km southeast of Bangkok. K&M’s scope of work included: analysis on the use of low Btu fuel gas in combined cycle power plants; identifying problems which have been experienced during the startup of recent technology combustion turbines (F-class and newer) and operational problems once started; and analysis of the effects of gas quality variation on gas turbine operations.
K&M was engaged by the Government of Thailand to prepare a manual for conducting project appraisals and market sounding of infrastructure projects with private sector participation. The manual describes key principles and techniques for project appraisal, summarizes relevant international best practices, and provides examples and short case studies to illustrate key concepts of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). The manual is designed as a guide to PPP procurement practices for Government staff, and it covers a full range of PPP concepts, including project structuring, risk allocation, Value for Money (VfM) analysis, financial viability analysis, and the identification and valuation of fiscal commitments.