Winner announced for 300MW fast-track plant

The consortium of National Infrastructure Holding, MCM Pacific Pte, APR Energy and Ace Resources Group has been declared the winner of the fast-track 300MW project for Yangon Region, beating out Karpowership Asia Company.
 
The tender was called on 18 August. A total of 82 companies purchased the tender documents, though only six consortiums and companies ended up applying.
 
The list of six companies was later boiled down to two consortiums, of which the other one was Karpowership. The winning consortium was announced in state newspapers Myanma Ahlin and The Mirror on 13 October.
 
The fast-track project has been highlighted as an important part of government plans to meet electricity generation.
 
The so-called “Myitta” (goodwill) project for a fast-track power plant is an attempt to prepare for the next March to May hot season, which is traditionally the year’s lowest point for generation as hydropower slows, while demand reaches its peak
 
In September, Union Minister of Electricity and Energy U Pe Zin Tun detailed plans to generate an additional 400MW of electricity by the summer of 2017, an effort to avoid blackouts during the annual period of highest consumption and lowest generation.
 
The electricity is to come from the following sources:
 
  • 300MW from an IPP slated for Yangon

 

  • 25MW from the Thilawa power plant

 

  • 45MW from the Mawlamyine turbine plant in Mon State

 

  • 20MW from Myit Thar hydropower plant