That was 6 years ago !
On 17 December 2017, the injection tests on the grid of the IED Invest power plant in Sra Em, in northern Cambodia, began.
Based on the gasification of wood waste, this plant has benefited from our experience acquired on the two previous plants of this type that we built in 2011 (Char Chuuck and Angkor Chum).
Equipped with four gasifiers for a total power of 800 kW gross, this plant aimed to produce electricity from non-recovered wood waste in order to support the voltage plan in this area located at the end of the medium-voltage network.
Thanks to our efforts to continuously improve the design of our equipment and the operating and maintenance procedures, we are proud to see that the performance is there:
- Since the start-up, nearly 30 GWh of electricity has been injected into the grid
- In 2023, 480 MWh sold every month – the highest level reached
- Every month, 50 tons of charcoal briquettes are marketed
- 50 permanent employees, for the preparation of biomass, the operation of the power plant and the production of green coal.
On the occasion of this anniversary, a big thank you to all the colleagues who work every day to ensure the smooth running of the plant, and to the institutions that have supported us to make this project a reality (in particular the FFEM and EEP Mekong).
Through IED Invest Cambodia's social fund, the children of the plant's staff benefit from scholarships to ensure that they can continue their education and develop their talents.
It is on the strength of this experience as a developer and gasification plant that IED Invest has positioned itself as an EPC (Design, Supply and Installation) contractor for biomass gasification plants, with a view to technology transfer to Africa. With two projects underway in West Africa, IED Invest is committed to supporting future operators over the long term.