Wärtsilä secures a contract for Taung’s power plant

06 December 2019

The technology group, Wärtsilä has been awarded a 40 MW extended engineered equipment supply contract for a power plant in Shwe Taung, a southern central part of Myanmar. The baseload power plant will feed the national grid and will help to alleviate the country’s ongoing energy shortage. The order by independent power producer (IPP) MCM Power with Wärtsilä was placed in September 2019, and the delivery is being expedited on a fast-track basis.

The plant will operate on four Wärtsilä 34SG engines fueled by natural gas to provide environmentally sound and affordable power to the region. The plant is expected to become operational in April 2020. The plant is planned to double the output to 80 MW at a future date.

Wärtsilä has earlier supplied a 145 MW power plant to Kyaukse Township in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. This also was delivered and installed on a fast-track basis because of the country’s urgent need of additional generating capacity.