BANGKOK Jan 12 Thailand's largest energy firm
PTT Pcl has chosen a Marubeni and Itochu joint venture
to supply a natural gas pipeline, the Thai company said on
Marubeni-Itochu, a joint venture between Japanese companies
Marubeni and Itochu, won bids to supply
state-controlled PTT with its fifth natural gas pipeline,
Chavalit Punthong, Chief Operation Officer, Infrastructure and
Sustainability Management Group, told reporters.
He said the pipeline will stretch 430 kilometres (267 miles)
from Rayong to Nonthaburi, just north of the capital Bangkok.
The pipeline project is expected to cost 99 billion baht
($2.8 billion) and will be completed by 2020.
($1 = 35.3600 baht)
(Reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Manunphattr