Myingyan Natural Gas Power Project (ADB-48368-001)

  • Myanmar
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Dec 8, 2015
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Myingyan Project Company
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 152.20 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 304.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 28, 2016

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Project Description

The project is a build–operate–transfer (BOT), PPP transaction for a combined-cycle, natural gas power plant with a net capacity of 225 MW to be located in Myingyan, approximately 500 kilometers (km) north of Yangon and 90 km west of Mandalay. The project has two phases: (i) constructing a 143 MW single-cycle gas turbine; and (ii) upgrading the turbine to a 225 MW combined-cycle plant, following the completion of a steam turbine. The project company will enter into a PPA with Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE), a state-owned utility, and a BOT agreement with MOEP. Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) will enter into a gas supply agreement (GSA) with MEPE to supply natural gas for use at the Myingyan power plant. MEPE will pay the value of the gas delivered directly to MOGE. The project will construct associated facilities, such as (i) transmission facilities, including a 3 km transmission line to connect the power plant to the nearby Myingyan 230 kV substation, which dispatches power to the grid; and (ii) a 14 km water supply line from the river intake to the power plant. MEPE will build a 1 km gas pipeline to the existing pipeline.


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

This project is co-financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ($20 million), International Finance Corporation (IFC) ($40 million).

The borrower of the project will be a newly created, special-purpose project company in Myanmar. It will be 80% owned by SCU, a leading developer, owner, and operator of energy and water assets globally, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries Pte. Ltd. (SCI); and 20% by MMID Utilities Pte. Ltd. (MMID), a Singaporean company established to partner with SCU in this project (together with SCU, the sponsors).

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