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 […]

Mandalay, gateway to India, China: US firms

To pave the way for making this a reality, a high level business delegation led by the American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (AMCHAM Myanmar), visited Mandalay and met with government officials. Andrew Lee, a AMCHAM Myanmar Executive Committee member and Country Manager for GE said, “As the second largest city in Myanmar and with […]

Hundreds of Companies Caught in UWSA Tin Mine Supply Chain

Hundreds of companies from around the world may be using tin sourced from a mine under control of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), according to a Reuters report released yesterday. Several of the firms named in the report told The Myanmar Times they were responding to the findings. The Reuters investigation claims that several Chinese-controlled firms which source […]

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, […]

Business lobby calls for U.S. to drop sanctions on Myanmar

WASHINGTON — The U.S. business lobby says it is high time to drop the remaining U.S. sanctions on Myanmar, but human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers say not so fast. Former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi is now running the government after winning elections. Still, the military continues to wield considerable power. That poses […]

What Burma’s general election means for British business

Burma, the last major territory among the world’s most populous 25 countries to emerge from an extended period of enforced isolation, goes to the polls on Sunday in its first openly contested general election since 1990. More than 90 parties are standing in the election, the first since a nominally civilian government was introduced in […]

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 […]