SCG Partners With The Netherlands Embassy and Shma for 'Innovative Floating Park' Showcase To Add Green Spaces and Generate Clean Power at Bangkok Design Week 2019

Date: 30 Jan 2019

Bangkok – January 30, 2019 Chemicals Business, SCG has collaborated with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Thailand and the landscape architecture firm Shma to showcase the “Innovative Floating Park” Thailand’s first-ever prototype of a floating solar farm with an integrated garden. Combining SCG’s floating solar farm with a floating garden, the innovation is set to become an urban solution that will serve as another source of alternative energy, create more green spaces, and help restore the ecosystem of the river. The Innovative Floating Park is now exhibited in the Chao Phraya River at Bangkok Design Week 2019.

Dr. Suracha Udomsak, R&D Director and Emerging Business Director of Chemicals Business, SCG, said that the “Innovative Floating Park” will not only revitalize the Chao Phraya River and add green spaces to the river frontage but also promote the consumption of alternative energy generated by floating solar farms and help maximize the use of the surface area of the river.

“We’ve built on the current design by adding plants that help improve water quality and provide shelter for aquatic animals in the Chao Phraya River. We believe that this is as an urban solution that will draw people back to the river. In the future, we will further develop this floating solar farm by integrating recreational elements, such as benches and walkways, resulting in an innovative river restoration solution that can generate clean power, revitalize the river’s ecosystems, improve the water quality, and provide a recreational space for urbanites,” added Mr. Yossapon Boonsom, Director of Shma, the landscape architecture firm behind the landscape design of the Innovative Floating Park.

Thomas van Leeuwen, Deputy Ambassador and Head of the Political and Economic Department at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Thailand, stated that the embassy has been in partnership with SCG in the field of research and development, and the Innovative Floating Park, featured in Bangkok Design Week 2019, is an experimental project that the embassy is supporting. The project combines different techniques to promote harmonious coexistence between people and the river as well as restore its ecosystem and make the river cleaner and more sustainable.

The Innovative Floating Park will be exhibited at Bangkok Design Week 2019 at the pier outside the CAT Building in Bangrak daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. until February 3, 2019. Bangkok Design Week 2019 is hosted at the Grand Postal Building, Bangrak, and the Charoenkrung District, with no entry fees.

For more information about the floating solar, click https://www.scgchemicals.com/en/products-services/technology-service-solutions/floating-solar-solution