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What it’s really like working in a world-class power plant in Myanmar

The first thing that strikes anyone approaching the Myingyan power plant is its size. Given that it can generate enough energy to meet the power needs of over five million people, its scale is hardly surprising. But what do its over 70 strong workforces actually do inside it? To find out what goes on at […]

Myingyan power plant to finish soon

The Myingyan combined-cycle gas turbine power plant is about 91 per cent finished and the electricity generated from the power plant will be added to national grid, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The 225-megawatt power project was developed by Singapore based Sembcorp Myingyan Power Co Ltd, under a power purchase agreement with […]

Three gas turbine power plants expect to generate sufficient electricity supply next year

Three new natural gas-fired power plants with the capacity to generate more than 450 megawatts of power are expected to go live before the coming summer season. That should satisfy the energy demands of the country for 2018, said U Khin Maung Lay, deputy managing director of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy’s (MOEE) Electric […]

Sembcorp Takes Another Step on Myingyan Project

​​ Singaporean energy firm Sembcorp signed a build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreement with Myanmar’s energy ministry yesterday for the Myingyan power plant, a high profile energy project expected to receive loans from a variety of international lenders. Tan Cheng Guan, Sembcorp Industries’ head of group business development and commercial, signed the BOT agreement with U Htein Lwin, […]

Myanmar buys only small amount of gas

Myanmar is buying only 200 million cubic metres of natural gas for local consumption, although its quota entitled the country to buy two billion cubic metres of natural gas from Southeast Asia Gas Pipeline Co Ltd , the operator of Myanmar-China gas pipeline project. “We are supplying gas from four distribution centres – Kyaukphyu, Mandalay, […]