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Energy Ministry Approves Dawei Power Plant

28 February 2014

Burma’s Ministry of Energy has approved a plan to build a 500-megawatt natural gas power plant in Dawei, reports Eleven Media. The project, proposed by Thailand-based Admin Power and Utility Co., Ltd., will initially involve the construction of a 50-MW plant fueled by natural gas from the offshore Zawtika field, which is operated by Thailand’s PTTEP and is expected to come on stream later his year. A memorandum of understanding will be signed in March, and the first phase of the project could be completed within eight months. The report says the generated power will be distributed to local villages, but makes no mention of the Thailand-backed Dawei Special Economic Zone, which will likely be the largest consumer.