Friday, August 23, 2013

Dawei gas power plant to be completed by 2016

A natural gas-powered electric plant to be built by the Dawei Power and Utility Co, Ltd (DPU) will be completed in January 2016, according to officials.
The power plant will be built in Yayphyu Township, Taninthayi Region and will generate 500 MW according to Win Swe, the regional minister for electric power.

The minister said that the project would start construction after an environmental and social impact assessment had been conducted at the end of 2013. The construction period had been divided into three phases.

Local people from Taninthayi Region are now paying for power at about K 500 per unit as the national grid is not accessible to the public.

The construction period for the first 180-MW power plant will be from January 2014 to January 2015 as the first phase of the project. Another 180-MW plant will be built between July 2014 to July 2015 in the second phase and the last 160-MW plant from December 2015 to December 2016.