JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /PRNewswire/ -- APR Energy plc (LSE: APR), a global leader in fast-track power solutions, is pleased to announce that its 102MW project in Myanmar has been named a recipient of POWERmagazine's Top Plants Award 2015 in the gas-fired category.
APR Energy's 102MW Kyaukse power plant is located south of Mandalay, the second-largest city in a country where nearly 42 million people are without access to electricity. The turnkey plant was installed in just 90 days and is one of the largest thermal plants in the country, providing enough power to serve more than six million people. Fueled by Myanmar's indigenous natural gas resources, the plant features the newest generation Cat® low-emission mobile gas power modules and offers one of the cleanest power generation solutions in Myanmar.
"We are extremely honored to be named a Top Plants Award winner by POWER magazine. Myanmar is a fast-growing economy with tremendous potential," said Clive Turton, managing director of APR Energy's Asia Pacificregion. "Our plant in Kyaukse provides the country access to reliable electricity, helping to fill a critical power gap where three-quarters of the population lack access to reliable electricity."
"The plant's success reflects the tremendous effort by our employees and contractors -- most of whom are local residents -- to install and operate this facility in just 90 days after contract signature, and the outstanding commitment and cooperation shown by the government of Myanmar. It demonstrates the immediate benefits that fast-track power solutions such as ours can provide in helping developing nations grow their economies and enhance the quality of life for their people," Turton added.
The contract for the plant, which was signed in February 2014, was the first agreement between a U.S.-based company and the government of Myanmar for power generation since the lifting of sanctions. APR Energy was awarded the contract due to its ability to deliver within a challenging timeframe and the efficiency of its power generation technology. After initially commissioning 82MW of generating capacity in April 2014, APR Energy installed an additional 20MW during the first quarter of 2015 to help offset the reduction of hydropower during the annual dry season in spring. Click here to view a short video about the project.
About APR Energy
APR Energy is the world's leading provider of fast-track mobile turbine power. Our fast, flexible and full-service power solutions provide customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it, for as long as they need it. Combining state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise, our scalable turnkey plants help run cities, countries and industries around the world, in both developed and developing markets. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.aprenergy.com.