Myeik power station
The Myeik power station was a proposed 2,640 megawatt (MW) power station in Myanmar.
The map below shows Myeik Township in the Tanintharyi region, the approximate location where the plant would have been built.
In October 2014, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating (RATCH; now known as RATCH Group Public Company Limited) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Hydropower Planning, Ministry of Electric Power of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to commence a feasibility study for the 2,600 MW Myeik power plant project. Under the MOU, the company, along with its partners Blue Energy & Environment Company (Thailand), Vantage Company (Myanmar), and Kyaw Kyaw Phyo Company, would jointly develop the project in the Thaninthayi region. The project construction, completion, and power generation was scheduled to be done 2020.
In May 2015, RATCH said it hoped to sign a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the Myanmar government and other partners that year for development of the 2,640 MW plant in Myeik. After the MoA, it would then seek financing and completed the environment and health impact assessments. However, the government did not move forward on several coal proposals in the state due to public opposition.
In March 2016, the Thein Sein government suspended 68 projects, including coal-fired power plants, to allow the next government to manage the assets when it took office. The Myeik power station was not on the list of suspensions.
However, with no developments since the October 2014 MoU, and with no mention in a 2016 RATCH analyst presentation, the project appears to be cancelled.
- Sponsor: RATCH Group Public Company Limited, Blue Energy & Environment Company (Thailand), Vantage Company (Myanmar), and Kyaw Kyaw Phyo Company
- Location: Myeik Township, Tanintharyi region, Myanmar
- Coordinates: 12.433333, 98.6 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 2,640 MW
- Start date: 2020
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Resources and articles
- "RATCH to begin feasibility study on 2,600MW Myeik power project in Myanmar," EBR, October 13, 2014
- "Thailand-based RATCH charts out ambitious investment strategy for SEA," Deal Street Asia, May 20, 2015
- Aung Shin, " Coal-fired power planned, but on hold," Myanmar Times, March 13, 2015
- "Myanmar govt suspends 68 projects, waiting for new administration," Consult Myanmar, March 1, 2016
- "Analyst Meeting Q3/2016," RATCH website, November 16, 2016