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November 24, 2021

Hutgyi, Myanmar

By Carmen

Hutgyi is a 1,360MW hydro power project. It is planned on Than Lwin river/basin in Kayin, Myanmar. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,360 1,360 Permitting Kayin, Myanmar Department of Hydropower Planning; EGAT International; International Group of Entrepreneurs; Sinohydro


The project is being developed and currently owned by Department of Hydropower Planning, EGAT International, International Group of Entrepreneurs and Sinohydro. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 50.5%, 36.5%, 10% and 3% respectively.

Hutgyi is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 30m. The project is expected to generate 7,325 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,000m.

The hydro power project consists of 8 turbines, each with 170MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Contractors Involved

HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering is expected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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