August 19, 2016

GE supplies gas turbines for Myingyan power project

A 6F. 03 gas turbine being seen.
A 6F. 03 gas turbine being seen.

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 go online in early 2018, supplying power to the national grid.
“This is an important project to deliver additional power to drive our growing economy,” said Minister of Electricity and Energy, U Pe Zin Tun in the release.
“We are confident the stakeholders in this project, the IPP – Sembcorp Utilities – and their partners, Jurong Engineering and GE, will deliver a modern, high technology and efficient combined cycle power plant in Myanmar.”
As of 2014, 70 per cent of Myanmar is without electricity and despite the National Electrification Plan, most of the energy created is being used to supply Yangon’s thirst for power.
“As one of the largest gas-fired power plants in the country, the Myingyan power project will play an active role in meeting power needs here,” said Dennis Foo, General Manager of Sembcorp Myingyan Power Company.
The Myingyan project is designed to deliver high levels of efficiency, availability, flexibility and reliability, reads the report.
GE will design, supply, and install two HRSGs and a reheat steam turbine for the project.
“GE’s involvement in the Myingyan IPP project represents our commitment to support the Myanmar government, and companies like Sembcorp and Jurong Engineering as they take up the challenge of driving projects to meet growing power needs,” said Andrew Lee, Chief Country Representative of GE Myanmar.
“Once the Myingyan IPP begins delivering power to the national grid, it should help reduce Myanmar’s reliance on the more expensive, short-term rental of gas engines as well as the gap between electricity supply and demand.”
GE began operating in Myanmar in 2013, after the ease of US economic sanctions in 2012. The company says that it aims to help, “development through capacity building, human capital and leadership training and other philanthropic initiatives.”


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