KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 (Bernama) — Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.(THPC), that manufactures, sells and maintains hydroelectric equipment, has won a major order to supply four units of 77-megawatt hydro turbine and generator for Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise’s Upper Yeywa hydropower plant in northeast of Mandalay.
THPC is a Chinese subsidiary of Japan’s Toshiba Corporation and the contract recognised Toshiba’s high level technical capabilities and more than 120 years of experience in hydroelectric power generation, said a statement issued today by Toshiba Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.
Deliveries to the project’s EPC contractor, China’s Zhejiang Orient Engineering Co., Ltd., will start in March 2016.
Toshiba Group previously supplied a hydraulic turbine for the 28.4MW Sedawgyi hydroelectric power plant in 1989, making this the second commission from Myanmar.
Hydroelectricity is currently Myanmar’s primary source of electricity, accounting for approximately 75 percent of the country’s power supply.
There are plans to build more power plants in Myanmar to meet growing energy needs triggered by the country’s strong economic growth.
Toshiba Group supports efforts to secure a stable global power supply with an energy portfolio of nuclear, thermal and renewable energy solutions, including hydroelectric, geothermal, wind and solar power systems.