FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3219
Will contribute to development of stable power supply in Myanmar
TOKYO, October 24, 2018 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has been selected to supply Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) in Myanmar with 46 gas-insulated switchgears (GIS), 7 transformers and other equipment via subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. The equipment will be delivered beginning next year for use at substations scheduled to commence operation in 2021.
The supply order falls under the Urgent Rehabilitation and Upgrade Project Phase 1 (Package 2), a Japanese official development (ODA) project in Myanmar. Going forward, Mitsubishi Electric will supply a variety of reliable, high-quality equipment to contribute to the development of Myanmar's infrastructure and economy.
Myanmar is developing its electricity infrastructure to overcome power shortages due to the country's rapid economic growth. As of this effort, the country is urgently refurbishing and upgrading its aging substations as a high-priority measure.
Mitsubishi Electric's gas-insulated switchgears can be installed in space-restricted areas of existing substations and its special divided three-phase transformers can be packed in separate compact modules for easier shipping to locations where transportation infrastructure is underdeveloped. Mitsubishi Electric was awarded with this supply order based on high evaluation of its product quality and experience in supplying related products to customers in Japan and other markets.
|Item (units)||230kV GIS (4)
66kV GIS (10)
230kV transformer (3)
|66kV GIS (25)
230kV special divided three-phase transformer (2) and other equipment
|66kV GIS (7)
230kV transformer (2)
and other equipment
|Delivery||Sequentially from 2019|
|Headquarters||Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar|
|Ownership||Government of Myanmar: 100%|
|Business||Electricity generation in Myanmar|
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