News Releases 2020Meiden wins Contract to rehabilitate Myanmar’s Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant, ODA funded project

Meidensha Corporation (Meiden) announced that Meiden received an order to rehabilitate two (2) sets of generator for Sedawdgyi Hydropower Plant from Toyota Tsusho Corporation as the prime contractor.
The project is undertaken by Electric Power Generation Enterprise - Ministry of Electricity of Energy, Myanmar and funded by Japanese government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and it is scheduled to be completed in February 2024.

Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant, located about 100 kilometers northeast of Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, covers 10 to 15 percent of the city’s electricity demand. (Its annual output is 130GWh.) However, Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant has been in operation for more than 30 years without any major overhauls.

As Myanmmar’s economic growth continues, stable electric power supply becomes more important. About 60 percent of Myanmar’s electricity demand is supplied by hydropower plants, however aging deterioration of these plants has reduced their power output. Consequently, Myanmar is forced to schedule power outages regularly.

The project involves the rehabilitation of the main equipment, such as hydro turbines, generators, and penstock gates. Meiden’s scope covers to rehabilitate two (2) sets of 13,888kVA generator, overhead cranes, and the air-ventilation/conditioning system. Meiden will rewind stator/rotor coils, introduce brushless exciting system, and upgrade bearings.

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation will rehabilitate hydro turbines and replace control systems, and Hitachi Zosen Corporation will rehabilitate penstock gates. After completion of this project, Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant will supply its original output and stably operate as a key power source in Myanmar.

Meiden’s oversea experiences of hydropower generation will contribute the project and expand business opportunities in ASEAN countries. 

■Power plant’s location

■Exterior of the power plant

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