Myanmar's 1st Gas-Fired Power Plant Comes Online
Myanmar’s first gas-fired power plant came online on June 14, Hong Kong-listed VPower Group said on June 16 in a statement. The plant is operated by CNTIC VPower – an equal joint venture between China National Technical Import Export Corp. (CNTIC) and VPower Group.
The power station, with an installed capacity of 477.1 MW, was built on a fast-track basis for one of the Myanmar government’s shortlisted critical projects to boost power supply for summer 2020, VPower said. The project was awarded to the joint venture in late 2019 through a public tender. It is in Thanlyin, Yangon.
The power generated will be transmitted to support the nationwide electricity demand, in particular the Yangon Region, via the national grid, the company said.
Earlier this month, Malaysian state-run Petronas said it has begun deliveries of LNG to Myanmar, with two cargoes delivered in May and June 2020. The deliveries are part of a deal signed with CNTIC VPower earlier this year. In addition to the first two LNG cargoes, Petronas said it is also working with CNTIC VPower for further deliveries.