JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 6, 2014 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) -- APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, is pleased to announce that the company's 100 megawatt power generation plant in Myanmar is now fully operational. Based in Kyaukse, in the Mandalay Region, the plant provides the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) with a guaranteed minimum of 82 megawatts of power generation and will enable the provision of electricity and power to more than six million people.
This represents another substantial investment by an American company in the infrastructure of Myanmar, and APR Energy will contribute to the economic and social progress of Myanmar by employing local people and supporting community development programs.
The contract for the plant, which was signed in February 2014, was the first agreement between a US company and the government of Myanmar for power generation since the lifting of sanctions. Amongst other factors, APR Energy was awarded the contract due to the company's ability to deliver within a challenging timeframe and the efficiency of its power generation technology. Fueled by Myanmar's indigenous natural gas resources, the plant features 68 of the newest generation CAT low-emission mobile gas power modules (GPMs) and will offer one of the cleanest power generation solutions in Myanmar.
Clive Turton, Managing Director Asia Pacific at APR Energy, said: "Myanmar is a fast growing economy and the country, like many others in the region, needs reliable power in order to begin fulfilling its enormous potential. The commissioning of our thermal power generation plant, one of the largest in the country, is an important first step towards establishing adequate reliable power generation capacity in Myanmar and we look forward to playing a continued role to help Myanmar supply power efficiently and reliably to its people and industries."
Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce, said: "APR Energy is a tremendous example of the work U.S. businesses are doing to support economic development in Myanmar. Their commitment to providing power solutions here is critical, particularly as 75 percent of the country's population lacks access to electricity. The engagement of U.S. businesses in Myanmar will help promote inclusive growth that benefits all of the country's people."
About APR Energy
APR Energy is the world's leading fast-track mobile turbine power business. We provide large-scale, fast-track power, providing customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it. APR combines state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise to provide turnkey power plants that are rapidly deployed, customizable, and scalable. Serving both utility and industrial segments, APR Energy provides power generation solutions to customers and communities around the world, with an emphasis on Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information, visit the company's website at www.aprenergy.com.