Myanmar to get 220MW solar farm

A solar farm with a capacity of 220MW is to be developed in Myanmar. It is said to be the largest solar plant in Southeast Asia. It will generate power for more than 75% of Myanmar’s population that have no access to electricity. Black & Veatch will develop the project, owned by Green Earth Power, […]

$2m for off-grid renewable energy in Myanmar

Thousands of people living in off-grid villages in Myanmar will have access to renewable energy, thanks to a $2 million (£1.2m) grant project. The three-year assistance, provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Japan, will include the installation of 10MW of small-scale renewable energy systems – focused on solar and biomass.They […]

Firm wins contract to fix gas turbines in Myanmar

An oil and gas services company has secured a foothold in Myanmar after winning a $13 million (£8.4 million) contract to upgrade a trio of gas turbines. Myanmar – also known as Burma – has recently opened up to foreign trade, having spent many years isolated from the rest of the world. During the year […]

China starts importing gas from Myanmar

China switched on a new 793km-long pipeline to bring in natural gas from Myanmar yesterday, reports claim. The pipeline starts at Kyaukpyu on Myanmar’s western coast and connects China’s Yunnan province in the southwest and is expected to transfer 12 billion cubic metres of natural gas every year. A parallel 771-km pipeline that will carry […]