The construction of a paddy husk-fired power plant which is jointly sponsored by Myanmar and Japan in Nay Pyi Taw is expected to be finished in May, according to the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Cooperation (MAPCO).
This power plant is part of a wider MAPCO plan to place greater emphasis on power generation by the use of waste materials.
The Japanese government is helping in this regard by providing assistance to Myanmar. With the cooperation of YANMAR Company from Japan, a ceremony to start the paddy husk-fired power plant project was held on October 11, 2016. The power will employ 4th Generation-Waste to Energy Technology, sourced from Japan.
MAPCO has established a number of high-tech rice mills in Nay Pyi Taw, and in addition, has started the IRCP in Kyaiklat, Ayeyawady Region, which is the biggest collection of rice mills in Myanmar. It exports 60,000 tons of rice to foreign countries and locally distributes 15,000 tons of high quality rice.
90% of the plant has been completed already, and the MAPCO plans to open phase 1 of the project in March 2017. The boiler will produce steam of 450 degree centigrade and generate 440 V 2.2 MW worth of power. It is the first of it’s kind, and when completed, will be the largest paddy husk power plant in Myanmar.
Translated by Win Htut