BASF plant to produce construction chemicals in Myanmar

Germany’s BASF is building a plant in Myanmar to produce chemicals for the booming domestic construction industry, and to fill a need for more advanced materials. “As Myanmar’s construction industry grows more sophisticated in its scope, which includes high-rise buildings, roadways and bridges, the requirement for high-quality technical and construction solutions will increase,” said Christian […]

ABB to automate 225 megawatt combined cycle power plant in Myanmar

ABB recently won an order from Singapore-based Jurong Engineering Limited (JEL) to supply a Symphony Plus total plant automation system for one of the largest combined cycle power plants in Myanmar, located in the Myingyan district of the Mandalay division in central Myanmar. The Symphony Plus system will control and monitor the entire power plant, […]

Indian cotton plantation successfully done in Myingyan Township

Agriculture is the main industry of Myanmar, which makes farmers a part of the most important sector in this country. In Mandalay Region, Myingyan Township, the local cultivators are very pleased with the recent completion of the plantation of Indian cotton, it is learnt. “We cultivated six silver cotton (plantations) last year at west Myingyan […]

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 […]

Power sector: Lofty goals, missed targets

The power sector in Myanmar over the past five years has been characterized by ambitious plans and unrealized targets. While a few power projects have been completed during the outgoing government’s term, others were suspended or cancelled and dozens more remain in limbo. Myanmar remains one of the least-powered countries in Southeast Asia. Just over […]

Sembcorp signs deal to supply power to Myanmar for 22 years

The power to be supplied will be produced by Sembcorp’s upcoming power project in Myingyan, Mandalay. SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) to supply 225 megawatts of power over 22 years. The power to be supplied will be produced by Sembcorp’s upcoming power project […]

Rolls-Royce, China’s VPower Expand Cooperation

As part of its cooperation with China’s VPower, MTU Onsite Energy will provide 96 16V 4000 L32 gas generator sets with a total power output of 144 MW to a power station in Myingyan, Myanmar. That follows the delivery of 32 natural gas gen-sets with a total output of 45 MW in 2014 and 64 […]

Private gas-fired power project adds 230MW to national grid

A new privately run gas-fired power plant has joined the national grid system, boosting Myanmar’s power capacity, according to state newspapers. In 2011, Myanmar had 10 state-owned gas-fired power plants, with a total capacity of 270 megawatts (MW). Since then, 10 privately run gas-fired power plants have been connected to the national grid, bringing total […]

Enough gas directed to local market – for now

The government does not intend to increase the amount of natural gas allocated to the domestic market this year from the current supply of 300 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) despite increasing demand, according to an official of the Ministry of Energy. “The domestic supply cannot be increased this year. It will be the […]

Commission updating Mandalay electoral rolls

Voter registration is now proceeding in four of the seven electoral districts in Mandalay Region, says electoral officer U Kyaw Kyaw Soe of the Mandalay Region Election Commission. Lists are being compiled in Mandalay, Kyaukse, Pyin Oo Lwin and Myingyan districts and would start later in Nyaung Oo, Yamethin and Meiktila, he said. Registration was […]