Modernized turbines to be installed at Thaketa power plant

Gas turbines manufactured by General Electric (GE) will be installed at the new Thaketa power plant to meet Myanmar’s electricity demand, according to GE. Electric power consumption in Myanmar has tripled over the last decade, and it will increase about 15 per cent annually. The electricity requirement will increase rapidly over the next decade. SEPCOIII […]

Where Will Myanmar’s Energy Come From?

Myanmar’s high growth in electricity demand — rising by around 13 percent annually — is a challenge for the government. Demand is estimated to reach 4,500 MW by 2020 and 13,410 MW in 2030. Currently there is no plan to meet this high demand. High-level policy shifts and unclear policies within the cabinet and ministries […]

MP to raise question on frequent power cuts in Yangon

A question on the frequent power blackouts in Yangon will be raised at the regional parliament, said regional MP Kyi Pyar. “By May 9, I will have to submit this question to the parliamentary session, which is scheduled for May 18. I will raise a question about frequent power cuts,” she added. “People feel upset […]

Toyo Construction, JFE to build port in Myanmar

TOKYO — Toyo Construction and JFE Engineering have received an order from the Myanmar government to build port facilities in a special economic zone near Yangon. The order, valued at about 14 billion yen ($117 million), was awarded to the Japanese companies via competitive bidding. The project will be funded by Japan’s official development assistance […]

General Electric to Upgrade Yangon Power Plants

YANGON — American multinational General Electric will soon begin upgrading Yangon’s industrial gas turbines, a spokesperson said on Wednesday, after finalizing an agreement with the government. GE Chief Country Representative Zaw Win told The Irrawaddy that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) and will work out […]

GE bid to repower Myanmar gas turbines

General Electric and Myanma Electric Power Enterprise or MEPE have agreed to work together to repower and upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar, according to a press release issued by GE on November 13. Following a proposal made during General Electric Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt’s recent visit to Myanmar, this new initiative will result […]