Kengtung power station
The Kengtung power station was a proposed 660-megawatt (MW) power station in Shan, Myanmar.
The map below shows the town of Kengtung (Kyineton) in eastern Shan State, the approximate location where the plant would have been built.
On March 11, 2015, Thai-based Lumpoondum Company inked a memorandum of agreement with the Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power to proceed with a proposed 660 MW coal plant in Kengtung. Lumpoondum Company was approved to conduct a feasibility study in October 2013 after signing the original memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Electric Power. The project was initially scheduled to be implemented from 2015 to 2018. The Kengtung area near the border with Thailand is believed to be rich in coal, and the agreement called for the plant to be fueled from locally mined sources.
Some local residents opposed the project, saying they were uncertain about its effect on Kengtung town and if they would be relocated. In early 2015, a senior official from the Ministry of Electric Power said all major coal-fired power plants in the country were currently on hiatus due to social and environmental concerns.
With no developments since March 2015, the project appears deferred or abandoned.
In 2015, Thailand's Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding (Ratch) was reported to be pursuing a 660 MW lignite mine-mouth power station in Kengtung. Lumpoondum was listed as a construction company. However, in its Q3 analyst presentation, Ratch does not mention any upcoming projects in Myanmar.
- Sponsor: Lumpoondum Company
- Parent company:
- Location: Kengtung (Kyineton) town, Shan, Myanmar
- Coordinates: 21.291667, 99.608333 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 660 MW
- Start date:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Domestic (Kengtung region)
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Kengtung coal plant on despite complaints," Myanmar Times, March 16, 2015
- "Myanmar's Ministry of Electric Power cancels the planned 279-meggawatt-capacity coal-fired power plant in Htantabin township, Yangon Region," Thai Biz Myanmar, July 13, 2015
- Aung Shin, " Coal-fired power planned, but on hold," Myanmar Times, March 13, 2015
- "Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding," Asia Plus Securities, March 16, 2015
- "Lumpoondum Construction," Thai Firms, accessed August 2015
- "Analyst Meeting Q3/2016," Ratch website, November 16, 2016