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Two Chinese firms conduct feasibility studies for Dawei SEZ refinery

Yunnan Indo-Pacific Group and CNPC East China Design Institute will conduct the feasibility studies in cooperation with local company Myanmar Chemical and Machinery Co. Ltd (MCM). MCM last month asked for permission from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) to conduct the study for the refinery, which will have the capacity to process 8 […]

VPower’s Myingyan plant to start operation next year

Hong Kong-listed VPower Group inked a deal with the government to operate a rental power project in Mandalay Region. The company signed a power purchase agreement with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy’s Electric Power Generation Enterprise to run a 90MW gas engine power plant in Myingyan for five years. The company said it plans […]

Print is not dead

Paul Lim, general manager of MCM Printing, talks about how his industry is being disrupted and how the company is fighting back. Printing has been among the industries most disrupted by digital technologies in recent years. Not only are consumers bypassing physical printed products such as newspapers and magazines in favour of electronic content, businesses […]

Gas-fired plant in Kyaukse to be built

A 145-megawatts natural gas-fired power plant will be built in Kyaukse of Mandalay Region, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The gas-fired power plant will be implemented within Baelin 230 kV substation by Powergen Kyaukse Company Limited. 18MW gas engines for the power plant, purchased from Wartsila Company, arrived to Ahlone international port […]

Fast-track delivery of Wärtsilä gas-fired power plant will help alleviate Myanmar’s electricity shortage in Kyaukse

The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide the generating equipment for a new gas-fired power plant needed to alleviate the shortage of electricity in Myanmar. The power plant will operate on eight Wärtsilä 50SG gas-fueled engines, and the electricity generated will be fed into the national grid. The 145-MW plant is being built […]

Made Island Offshore Supply Base Receives Green Light

Myanmar Chemical & Machinery Co (MCM) will fork out over US$96 million (K130 billion) under the Myanmar Citizen Investment Law to build an offshore supply base on Made Island in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State, project director U Tin Soe told The Myanmar Times. The location lies along the 1,000-mile Rakhine-to-Kawthoung coastline, where a host of international […]