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    Myanmar to Start 1st Gas-to-Power Plants Soon


The country received its first LNG cargoes recently.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Myanmar to Start 1st Gas-to-Power Plants Soon

Myanmar’s ministry of electricity and energy (MOEE) June 7 said the country’s first gas to power projects are expected to come online soon.

MOEE said the 400 MW plant in Thaketa and 350 MW plant in Thanlyin will gradually ramp-up to full capacity after operations begin. The start of the projects has been delayed due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the ministry said. 

Last week, Petronas said it has started delivering LNG to Myanmar. The delivery is part of a deal signed with CNTIC VPower earlier this year which will use the fuel for power generation. CNTIC VPower operated the Thaketa and Thanlyin projects, as well as a 150 MW plant in Kyaukphyu.

CNTIC VPower is a joint venture between China National Technical Import Export Corp. (CNTIC) and VPower Group.