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MTU Onsite Energy delivers 32 gas generator sets for Myanmar´s national grid

3/5/2015 | Words: Vanessa Hwei Shu Lim | Pictures: VPower

MTU Series 4000 L32 engine

Gas generator sets from the MTU Onsite Energy brand are the power underlying Myanmar’s National Grid. VPower Group, a leading global onsite energy OEM, has entered into an agreement with Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) to support the country with a gas-fired interim power station. Located near the upcoming special economic zone of Kyauk Phyu, VPower is the first company to supply, build and operate a gas-fired power plant which will connect directly to the country’s 230kV transmission grid. In most cases, temporary power plants are connected to the 33kV transmission lines.

In order to attract foreign investors to Myanmar, a reliable electricity supply is essential. The power sector is Myanmar’s second largest foreign direct investment (FDI), with investments of $13.29 billion as of December 2014, and over the next few years, the International Monetary Fund predicts Myanmar’s economy will grow at an average rate of 8.25 percent.

Advanced Technology from Germany to Myanmar
VPower is relying on advanced engine technology from MTU Onsite Energy to secure a fast, reliable supply of electricity to Myanmar. VPower’s Build-Own-Operate (BOO) project selected MTU Onsite Energy to supply 32 gas generator sets to the interim power station. The VPower fleet will produce over 45MW of power to the transmission grid. The MTU Series 4000 natural gas system engines incorporates more than 100 years of MTU’s extensive experience in engine development and manufacturing. The 16-cylinder MTU Series 4000 L32 engines, with a power rating of 1560kW (e), 400V and 50Hz, set the standard with maximum performance, efficiency and low emissions ratings.

Collaboration Breakthrough
“The latest generation of MTU Onsite Energy gas generating sets went into this milestone power project," said Mr. Heinz Bruckmann, Director of MTU Asia Pte Ltd. “This is one of the upcoming collaborations with VPower Group and an important step forward to bring advanced powering technology into Myanmar.”

The interim power station, which took under four months to complete, will start generating power in early February. Hong Kong-based VPower is focused on bringing fast and cost-effective power solutions to the market. MTU Onsite Energy and VPower were involved in another groundbreaking project – Indonesia’s largest power station. Along with Bergen gas generator sets from Rolls-Royce, the plant generates a total of 81MW from a single place in Indonesia.

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