US-based APR Energy said the firm’s 100 megawatt (MW) power plant in Kyaukse, Myanmar was named the “Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year” at the Asian Power Awards held in Kuala Lumpur recently.
The Asian Power Awards recognise the “best-of-the-best” practices in Asia’s power generation and power supply industries, and identify projects, technologies, services and people that are significantly enhancing the power sector in Asia.
APR’s power plant, which went live in June, is one of the largest thermal power plants in the country, enabling the provision of electricity and power to more than six million people.
The contract for the plant, which was signed in February, was the first agreement between an American firm and the government of Myanmar for power generation since the lifting of sanctions.
“Myanmar is a fast-growing economy and the country needs reliable power in order to begin fulfilling its enormous potential. Our plant in Kyaukse was an important first step toward establishing adequate reliable power generation capacity in Myanmar,” Clive Turton, Managing Director Asia Pacific at APR Energy, said.
“We look forward to playing a continued role to help Myanmar supply power efficiently and reliably to its people and industries.”