BUSINESS – SembCorp take on Burma’s biggest gas power plant

The government’s Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise has awarded a US$300 million contract to Singaporean SembCorp Utilities for the building and operating of Burma’s largest gas-fired power plant. The project at Myingyan, Mandalay is expected to reach completion in 2017, and it is hoped it will reduce Burma’s power deficit, with a capacity of 500 megawatts at peak periods, according to state media.