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Toyota Tsusho to Repair Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant in Myanmar

Power News - Published on Tue, 21 Apr 2020

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Toyota Tsusho Corporation announced that, it has been signed with Electric Power Generation Enterprise, under the umbrella of Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Republic of the Union of Myanmar to repair its Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant. Worth approximately 4.3 billion yen, this project will be funded by Official Development Assistance Loan via the Japan International Cooperation Agency. It is scheduled for completion in February 2024. Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant is located approximately 100 kilometers northeast of Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, and provides between 10 and 15 percent of the city’s power demand (it has a power generation capacity of 130 gigawatt-hours per year). The plant commenced operations in 1989 but, in the 30 years since, it has yet to be repaired. For this reason, deterioration of and damage to the plant’s core equipment are significant issues.

The project entails the repair of Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant’s core equipment—including its hydro-turbines and generators—and its hydraulic gates. The hydro-turbines and control devices will be supplied by Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, while the generators will be supplied by Meidensha Corporation; Equipment for repair of hydraulic gate will be supplied by Hitachi Zosen Corporation. The goal of the project is to restore the output of Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant and enable its continued use as a stable source of power.

Project outline
Power plant nameSedawgyi Hydropower Plant
LocationSedawgyi Township, Mandalay Region, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Project ownerElectric Power Generation Enterprise, Ministry of Electricity and Energy
Contract outlinePower plant repair, dispatch of technical advisors -Repair of core equipment, including hydro-turbines and generators, and of hydraulic gates; Technical guidance for repair work
Date of completionFebruary 2024 (scheduled)

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 21 Apr 2020
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