In a bid to relieve some of its electricity woos, Myanmar is building gas-fired power plants.
The Sembcorp Minygyan Power Company along with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar is building a 225-MW power project in Mandalay - on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model. The Mandalay plant will have two high-efficiency gas turbines and waste heat generators. The first phase of the Myingyan Power Plant has already begun and it is distributing 143 MW to the National Grid. The project is one of Myanmar’s largest gas-fired power plants and has a key role in meeting the country’s growing demand for electricity.
This year, Myanmar also inaugurated the Thaketa gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Yangon - which is a joint venture between Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Power, U Energy Thaketa Power and China's Union Resources and Engineering Co. (UREC).
With a capacity to generate 106 MW, the plant is expected to ease the electricity shortage in Yangon region. The plant is built in the Thaketa township, 16 km east of Yangon and 25.6 km away from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone.
Know more about Myanmar’s gas-fired power generation at CMT’s 5th MPS (Myanmar Power Summit) on 15-16 November, 2018 in Yangon.