Toshiba wins order for 308MW hydro project in Myanmar

29 March 2015 (Last Updated March 29th, 2015 18:30)

Toshiba will deliver four units of its 77MW hydro turbine and generator for the Upper Yeywa hydropower facility, which is located to the northeast of Mandalay in Myanmar.

Toshiba will deliver four units of its 77MW hydro turbine and generator for the Upper Yeywa hydropower facility, which is located to the northeast of Mandalay in Myanmar.

The contract has been won by the firm’s Chinese subsidiary Toshiba Hydro Power.

Toshiba is expected to start the deliveries for the 308MW hydropower plant by March 2016.

The facility is located on the Myitnge River in the Kyaukme district of the northern Shan state.

"Toshiba is expected to start the deliveries for the 308MW hydropower plant by March 2016."

China’s Zhejiang Orient Engineering is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project, which is being developed by Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise.

Commercial operation for the facility is expected to start by 2018.

Myanmar had previously selected Lahmeyer International – Stucky Consortium to offer consulting services for the facility.

At present, hydro-energy is the chief source of power for Myanmar, supplying nearly 75% of its requirements. The rising energy demands have been pushing the country to seek for more power developments.

The Japanese Toshiba maintains a global portfolio of more than 56,000MW, having delivered more than 2,000 hydropower generators to date.