VPower Awarded Two New Gas-based Distributed Power Projects in Myanmar

VPower Group, one of the fastest growing fast-track distributed power providers just signed two power generation contract arrangements with Myanmar’s state electricity enterprise, for the Economic Zone of Kyauk Phyu and key industrial city Myingyan, both for over the period of five years. VPower Group Logo In Kyauk Phyu, VPower will be doubling the power […]

MEPE calls tender for gas-fired power

Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) has issued more tenders for independent power producers to build gas-fired power plants in Yangon and Myingyan, according to an official. Local and international companies have been invited to apply to generate electricity by gas engine or gas turbine, which will then be bought by state-owned MEPE. Both projects are […]

Scramble for electricity will increase Myanmar’s reliance on imported coal

Myanmar has long struggled to provide electric power to its citizens, but a push to electrify the country in the next 15 years under the National Electrification Program has led to the drafting of a plan that pushes the boundaries of realism. Under the program, the Ministry of Electric Power (MEP) plans to raise the […]

Govt can renegotiate gas-export contracts, Parami CEO says

Myanmar should renegotiate its gas-export contracts with neighbouring countries to solve its energy crisis, Parami Energy Group chief executive officer Pyae Wa Tun said, suggesting that about half of the natural gas being exported should remain in Myanmar. Renegotiating the contracts would free Myanmar from the need to pursue environmentally risky large-scale hydropower projects and […]

Thailand’s PTT eyes third LNG terminal in Myanmar

BANGKOK – PTT PCL, Thailand’s biggest energy company, is looking to build a third liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Myanmar to help secure energy supply in the Southeast Asian country, a senior executive said on Wednesday. LNG, gas chilled to liquid form so it shrinks and is easier to transport, is an important source […]

Rolls-Royce to supply power plant in Myanmar

Rolls-Royce signed a long-term service agreement with RGK+Z&A for spare parts supply, supervision and maintenance for the Hlagwa Power Plant (Phase II) project today. The agreement was signed at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London by Lars Eikeland, President and CEO of Bergen Engines, and Mr Zeya Thura Mon, Group CEO of RGK+Z&A Group […]

Power shortages hold Myanmar back

The recent protests in Yangon against a hike in electricity charges have shed some light on Myanmar’s serious power crisis. In the past three years Myanmar has witnessed the suspension of the Chinese-invested Myitsone dam project, mass demonstrations against blackouts in big cities like Yangon and Mandalay, and protests against the rate rise. Electricity is […]

Ministry extends electricity tender for 15 industrial zones in Yangon

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. A power and natural gas tender to supply electricity to 15 industrial zones has been extended to August 15, according to the reports from the Ministry of Electric Power. Natural gas will be used in power plants operated […]