GE’s Advanced F-Class Turbine to Power Thaton Combined-Cycle Power Plant

General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced yesterday the order of two high-efficiency 6F.01 gas turbines and associated equipment by China Energy Engineering Group HEPDI (CEEC) that will power a new 119 MW combined-cycle power plant in Thaton, Myanmar.

This project was administered by the Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE), a state-owned utility under the Ministry of Electricity & Energy, and funded by The World Bank Group.

CEEC was awarded the project as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) provider based on the lowest cost of electricity using GE’s F-Class high—efficiency technology, and the plant will be owned and operated by EPGE.
The site is expected to be commissioned by early 2018 and will supply the national grid with reliable power, thereby improving the country’s electrification rate.

“Ensuring Myanmar’s homes, businesses and people have access to reliable electricity is pivotal in sustaining our country’s rapid economic growth,” said U Pe Zin Tun, Union Minister of Electricity and Energy. “This deal, which includes GE’s F-Class technology, marks another step forward in achieving our goal of 100 per cent electrification by 2030.

“The Thaton project will play a crucial role in bringing additional power to those who need it,” said Lvaiqing, Chief Representative, CEEC. “We look forward to working with GE towards achieving this important goal, and their gas turbine technology will be a vital component of the plant’s future success.”

This deal follows a similar announcement made on July 5, 2016, that GE will also provide two 6F.03 gas turbines for the Myingyan power project in the Mandalay Region. Together, the two sites will be the most efficient combined-cycle plants in Myanmar in the 100 – 250 MW range, and will provide the most economical use of the country’s natural gas.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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