Tanintharyi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Tanintharyi power station is a proposed 1,800-2,000 megawatt (MW) power station in Myanmar.

Location

The map below shows Myeik Township in the Tanintharyi region, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background

In October 2014 Japanese trading company Marubeni said the company planned to build a 1,800-2,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Tanintharyi, southern Myanmar. The project would be a joint venture with Thai utilities, for a total investment of 300 to 350 billion yen ($2.78-$3.24 billion). About 80 per cent of the plant's output will go to Thailand and the remainder to Myanmar. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016.[1]

In March 2015 Marubeni Corporation said a feasibility study was underway on the US$2.5 billion power plant. The exact location of the project still has not been determined. Officials from Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power have said they are reluctant to proceed with building coal plants due to social and environmental concerns.[2]

With no developments since 2015, plans for the plant appear to be deferred or abandoned.

Opposition

Hundreds of people marched in opposition to the project after its announcement, concerned the community would suffer the environmental and health effects without receiving any of the economic benefits.[3]

In October 2014 Myanmar company and project partner Ayeyar Hintha said it would withdraw from the project if it would have an environmental impact or was opposed by local residents.[4]

24 Hour Company also mentions among its "upcoming projects" a 2000 MW coal plant in Tanintharyi division. It is not known if this project is the same as the Marubeni project. The 24 Hour Company project would use IGCC technology.[5]

Sponsors

According to a report by Project MAJE Mekong Network, the following companies are involved in the project: Global Power Synergy Plc (subsidiary of Thailand government-backed PTT Plc), Marubeni Corporation (Japan), Thailand's Electricity Generating Authority (EGAT International), Thailand's SRI Energy Co and Burma's Ayeyar Hinthar Holdings Co.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent company: Global Power Synergy Plc (subsidiary of Thailand government-backed PTT Plc), Marubeni Corporation (Japan), Thailand's Electricity Generating Authority (EGAT International), Thailand's SRI Energy Co and Burma's Ayeyar Hinthar Holdings Co.
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  • Location: Myeik Township, Tanintharyi region, Myanmar
  • Coordinates: 12.433333, 98.6 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 1,800-2,000 MW
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