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 […]

China-Myanmar gas power plant to be completed on schedule in 2018

A combined-cycle gas power plant in Thaketa Township will begin operations as scheduled in the first quarter of 2018, according to a statement released by General Electric (GE) earlier this month. The plant will be powered by GE’s renowned F-class gas turbines, producing 106 megawatts of energy when complete in 2018. A joint venture between […]

Millcon Invests in $12m Myanmar Plant

Executives of Millcon, GE and Thiha Co observe operations at their joint venture Millcon Thiha Co in Myanmar. Mongkol Bangprapa SET-listed Millcon Steel Plc (MILL) has partnered with local companies to invest in a US$12 million plant to produce construction steel to meet rising demand in Myanmar, where construction business and investment in infrastructures are […]

GE’s advanced tech to extend electricity access in Myanmar

GE technology will shortly be helping Myanmar expand its electricity outreach in Myanmar. In 2014, 70 percent of Myanmar’s households lacked access to electricity. The Myanmar National Electrification Plan aims to electrify 100% of Myanmar’s households by 2030. In support of this, Sembcorp Utilities has ordered two high-efficiency 6F.03 gas turbines from the company GE […]

GE supplies gas turbines for Myingyan power project

Two gas turbines supplied by General Electric (GE) have been purchased from Sembcorp Utilities for a 225-megawatt power plant to be built for the Myingyan power project in Mandalay Region. The purchase of the Heat Recovery Steam Generators was in the mix, according to a GE press release. The new power plant is expected to […]

Yangon govt targets ‘failing’ power firms

Regional officials say they will investigate performance at private electricity providers and if necessary, cancel contracts signed by the former government, as frequent power outages continue across Yangon and frustrations are vented through social media. Four private companies signed with the previous administration to supply power to the city. They are not performing as expected, […]

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 […]

GE to Assist Gov’t with Energy Infrastructure

Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Maw Thar Htwe said that US-based power solutions giant General Electric (GE) is helping Myanmar develop its energy infrastructure and improve the country’s electricity woes. Experts have expressed concern Myanmar’s power infrastructure is struggling to keep pace with the country’s fast-paced economic development. Currently, Myanmar’s electricity sector is unable […]

Krislite Ties Up with GE for Myanmar Lighting Solutions

Singapore-based lighting solutions provider Krislite has teamed up with General Electric (GE) Lighting in a bid to offer the American company’s solutions and products to projects and developers in Myanmar. Through the deal, Krislite will offer the full range of GE Lighting’s extensive portfolio of products and solutions, GE Lighting said in a statement. The […]

American Chamber of Commerce to Launch Myanmar Chapter

The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) will launch a Burma chapter at the end of the month, another signal that businesses from the United States are showing a greater interest in a country that was off-limits to most American investors until-mid 2012. The launch event will take place at Rangoon’s Chatrium Hotel on Oct. 31 […]