MHI Ships 13 Diesel Engine Power Generators to Myanmar
- First Large-scale Emergency Grant Aid from the Japanese Government Since
Establishment of New Civil Administration -
Tokyo, Mar 22, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)
has shipped 13 sets of power generation systems operated by diesel engine to
the Yangon City Electricity Supply Board (YESB) of Myanmar. The generators are
being provided as part of emergency grant aid from the Japanese government in
response to Myanmar's current power crisis. The event marks the first
large-scale aid of its kind provided by Japan to Myanmar since the
establishment of a civil administration in that country in 2011. All 13 units
will be installed at the Thar Kay Ta Thermal Power Plant in Yangon, the
country's largest city. The 13 generators collectively have a power
generation capacity of approx. 13,000 kilowatts (kW).
Each generator features a large output of 1,250 kilovolt amperes (kVA)
(1,000kW power generation capacity) within a compactly designed configuration.
Mitsubishi Corporation and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ also cooperated in
implementing the grant.
Myanmar, in particular Yangon, which is the country's largest energy
consumption area, has been suffering severe energy shortages due to the aging
of existing power generation facilities and limited power supply capacity from
hydraulic power generation during the dry season. Last year, at the request for
support from the Myanmar government for assistance in the form of power
generation systems, the Japanese government decided to provide emergency grant
aid to the country. MHI has been discussing the specifics with YESB since last
Today demand for MHI's diesel engine power generator systems is rapidly
increasing, centering on emergency power generation applications in the wake of
the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011. In addition, use of these
systems in the Japanese government's overseas aid provisions is also on
the rise, as illustrated by a grant of four units of 500kW generators to the
government of the Republic of Palau in May last year.
Going forward MHI, as a company with operations of global scope, will continue
to apply its various business activities to making solid contributions to
environmental protection, disaster relief, aid to emerging and developing
countries, and the solution of global issues.
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one
of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated
sales of 2,820.9 billion yen in fiscal 2011, the year ended March 31, 2012.
MHI's diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding,
power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures,
industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning
systems. For more information, please visit the MHI website at www.mhi.co.jp.
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