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Australian Firm Seeks to Reassure Locals on Gas Drilling off Rakhine

YANGON—Australian energy giant Woodside is stepping into war-torn Rakhine State with a plan to begin drilling in two oil-and-gas blocks in the Bay of Bengal. This week the company sought to reassure residents in southern Rakhine State’s Kyaukphyu that there was a need for the projects, citing the potential economic benefits and pledging to minimize […]

Solar power lighting up homes in Myanmar

Of the 630 million people who live in Southeast Asia, over 100 million do not have access to electricity. They live, as the phase goes, “off-the-grid,” a plight that is even more acute in Myanmar, where, according to some estimates, 70 percent of the population has no electricity. Providing them with energy access is not […]

Invitation for Bids, Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers, Ministry of Electricity and Energy(Deadline: 30.04.2019)

Date : 1nd April, 2019 Invitation for Bids IDA, Credit No : 5727-MM Contract Title : Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers for Adaptation Villages in Sagaing, Shan(South), Kayah, Bago(East), Bago (West), Nay Pyi Taw, Ayeyarwaddy and Yangon for National Electrification Project Reference No: MOEE-NEP/C1-W12A/19 The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing […]

Invitation for Open Tender, Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Myanma oil and Gas Enterprise (Deadline: 29.04.2019)

Open tenders are invited for supply of the following respective items in Myanmar Kyats Sr No. Tender No. Description Remarks (a) DMP/L-193(18-19) Spares for BJ Cementing Unit (55) Items Ks (b) DMP/L-194(18-19) Spares for Drilling String (1) Lot Ks (c) DMP/L-195(18-19) Spares for Well Head (1) Lot Ks (d) DMP/L-196(18-19) Spares for BOP Stack (3) […]

Confusion arises on settlement of gas debts in Tanintharyi region

Global Grand Services Co Ltd (GGS), which distributes electricity produced from natural gas in Tanintharyi Region, owes billions of kyat to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE), an official of the ministry has told The Myanmar Times. Some two million cubic feet (56,600 cubic metres) of natural gas is provided daily to GGS with […]

Myanmar wins award for research on biomass production

The Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University was selected among participants from 182 countries as this year’s winner of the Energy Globe Award in Japan. Myanmar’s research presented the concept, design and construction of the device for thermogravimetric measurements alongside the results from tests carried out on wood pellets. The main objective is to study the viability […]

Myanmar energy firm plans $35m investment

DRIVEN by its vision to become an innovative leader in Myanmar’s growing energy sector, locally-owned Parami Energy Group of Companies plans to invest US$35 million (Bt1.15 billion) in its LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) business over the next three years, according to Group CEO Ken Tun, aka Pyae Wa Tun. He told a media roundtable on […]

Myanmar To Auction Off 31 New Oil And Gas Blocks

On August 30 the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE) announced it would be opening fresh rounds of bidding for oil and gas blocks in the first half of next year, and there are plans to launch a tender for at least one onshore block before the end of 2018. If all goes according to […]

Electricity subsidy is wrong, Pun tells minister

Business leader Serge Pun weighed into the debate on the country’s energy tariff reforms at the Myanmar Global Investment Forum in Nay Pyi Taw on September 11, calling the electricity subsidy “wrong” and saying that the authorities are not pushing reforms due to “political sensitivity.” “I think it [subsidising electricity] has always been a wrong […]

Ministry issues notice to proceed for Deedoke hydro project

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has issued a notice to proceed to the developers of the 60-megawatt Deedoke hydropower project in Mandalay Region. Ministry officials signed the notice with the developers – Andritz of Austria, Kansai of Japan and High Tech Construction Trust, which is a subsidiary of Myanmar’s Shwe Taung Group – at […]