LNG to Power projects successfully underway

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Union Minister U Win Khaing holds the coordination meeting on LNG to Power Project yesterday.  Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy held a meeting concerning the arrival of the LNG ship for the LNG to Power Projects, and coordinating for the implementation of the project yesterday.
Present at the meeting were Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Deputy Ministers U Khin Maung Win and Dr Tun Naing, Permanent Secretary U Tin Maung Oo, directors-general, managing directors and other officials.
The Union Minister first delivered a speech where he said the Magway 66MW power station project, Kyun Chaung 20.54 MW power station, and Ahlone 151.54 MW power station project are successfully contributing power to the National Electricity Grid.
The Union Minister said that in the near future, the LNG to Power Thakayta electric production project will also be able to produce electricity for the grid as well and they are working on completing the Thanlyin LNG to Power project at the same time. He also thanked the hardworking personnel assigned to these projects for their perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Next, Managing Director U Than Naing Oo of the Electric Power Generation Enterprise explained the construction of the mobile filling platform as a temporary jetty for the LNG ship, and coordinating with relevant ministries and regional government for acquiring the permit to dock these ships.
Deputy Minister U Khin Maung Win responded to the explanation and said the LNG to Power project and hydro-power project can be combined to regulate the National Power Grid.
The Union Minister then responded that the LNG ship project is the first of its kind in Myanmar and needs to be processed in line with international standards.
The LNG to Power project is one of seven projects that can produce 1166MW and is being implemented in Ahlon, Thanlyin and Thakayta of Yangon Region, Magway and Kyun Chaung of Magway Region, Shwetaung in Bago Region, and Kyaukpyu in Rakhine State. The projects in Magway, Ahlon and Kyun Chaung have been completed and the mobile filling platforms for the LNG ships were assembled in Singapore and installed in Thilawa LNG port on 2 June.
The MV-CNTIC VPOWER GLOBAL LNG vessel docked at the mobile filling platform can store enough LNG to produce 200MW for 14 days and can be refilled with smalll LNG tankers.
The vessel departed Malaysia on 28 April and docked at the mobile filling platform on 6 June. The project is implemented in close collaboration with Consortium of CNTIC and Vpower company. — MNA  (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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