Kyaukphyu power station
Kyaukphyu power station was a proposed 1,320-megawatt coal-fired power station in Arakan, Myanmar.
The map below shows Kyaukphyu Township, the approximate location where the plant would have been built.
On May 6, 2015, South Korea’s Daewoo International Corporation, MCM Energy, and the Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power announced plans for a coal-fired power station in the Alaedun village of Kyaukphyu township. The proposal was for two 660 MW units, at a cost of US$2.5 billion. The power station would use imported coal. Several advocacy organizations undertook outreach in the area, connecting with local people opposed to the project. The Rakhine state chief minister said the project would be halted if locals were against it.
With no developments since May 2015, plans for the plant appear to be deferred or abandoned.
Kyaukphyu is internationally known as the site of a Chinese deep-seaport project worth billions of dollars and a special economic zone.
In May 2015, 400 residents attended a meeting with officials from the companies in charge of the Kyaukphyu power station. They expressed opposition to the plant due to concerns of environmental and health damage.
In June 2015, villagers near the Kyaukphyu power plant were planning to send a petition to the chief minister of Rakhine State in Myanmar to protest against the development of the plant. Some villagers, like U Tun Lwin, argued that the nearby Rakhine State should not be reliant on coal when there was a large reserve of gas in the area.
- Sponsor: MCM Energy, Daewoo Company
- Location: Alaedun village, Kyaukphyu Township, Arakan state, Myanmar
- Coordinates: 19.433333, 93.55 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
- Start date:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Imported
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Villagers hear from both sides of big coal in Rakhine State," Myanmar Times, June 2, 2015
- "Industrial zone in Kyaukphyu SEZ to be built at $30B," Myanmar Times, February 20, 2020
- “Villagers Voice Opposition to Coal-Fired Power Plant in Western Myanmar,” Radio Free Asia, May 6, 2015
- “Villagers hear from both sides of big coal in Rakhine State,” Myanmar Times, June 2, 2015