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EthosEngery Awarded $8 Million Contract to Upgrade Yangon’s Ywama Power Plant

Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) has awarded EthosEnergy, an equipment and solutions provider for the energy market, an $8 million contract to modernize units at the Ywama power plant in Yangon. EthosEnergy — headquartered in Houston in the US and Aberdeen in the UK — will be tasked with the major gas turbine overhaul of several units with new parts and even control upgrades. They will also provide a tailored training programme for MEPE employees to further the staff’s technical ability on the units.

MEPE said that when awarding the contract it was looking for “the ability to restore the units to the original manufacturer’s performance specifications of 120 MW.”

“Equally we expected a proven state of the art control system to allow us accurate and efficient machine calibration, monitoring and control,” a spokesperson at MEPE added.

Sean Carter, SVP of APAC, Power Plant Services for EthosEnergy says, “Our technically superior package along with our technical experts’ ability to train the customer’s staff on safety, gas turbine operations and outage execution were crucial to this contract win. We focussed on increasing the life cycle value of the asset. Our solution not only met with the client’s requirements but significantly improved the performance of the engine by increasing output to 123MW and the reliability of the engine.” MEPE now have five similar systems and can utilise the benefit of interchangeable parts across engine families and sites.