GE has received a contract from Sembcorp Utilities to supply two high-efficiency 6F.03 gas turbines as well as the associated steam turbines and heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for the proposed 225MW Myingyan power project in Mandalay, Myanmar.

Under the contract, GE will be responsible for the design, supply, and installation of two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and a reheat steam turbine for the $300m independent power plant (IIP), which is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2018.

Myanmar Electricity and Energy Minister Pe Zin Tun said: "This is an important project to deliver additional power to drive our growing economy.

"We are confident the stakeholders in this project, the IPP – Sembcorp Utilities- and their partners, Jurong Engineering and GE, will deliver a modern, high technology and efficient combined cycle power plant in Myanmar."

Power generated from the facility will be sold to Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) as part of a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with Sembcorp earlier.

The MEPE is a division under the Ministry of Electric Power of Myanmar (MOEP).

Sembcorp Myingyan Power Company general manager Dennis Foo said: "As one of the largest gas-fired power plants in the country, the Myingyan power project will play an active role in meeting power needs here.

"Sembcorp is committed to bringing efficient, reliable power to Myanmar to support its continued development and prosperity, and we are very happy to work with GE as our technology partner in achieving this."

Designed to deliver high levels of efficiency, availability, flexibility and reliability, the Myingyan IPP is expected to help reduce Myanmar’s reliance on the more expensive, short-term rental of gas engines while meeting electricity demand.

Sembcorp will have an 80% stake in the project while its partner MMID Utilities will own the remaining 20% interest.