Kuala Lumpur /PRNewswire/ - APR Energy is pleased to announce that the company's 100 megawatt power plant in Kyaukse, Myanmar was named the Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year at the Asian Power Awards held in Kuala Lumpuron 11 September 2014.
The Asian Power Awards recognise the 'best-of-the-best' practices in Asia's power generation and power supply industries, and identify projects, technologies, services and people that are significantly enhancing the power sector in Asia.
APR Energy's 100 megawatt plant in Kyaukse is one of the largest thermal power plants in the country, enabling the provision of electricity and power to more than six million people. 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. Fuelled 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.
Clive Turton, Managing Director Asia Pacific at APR Energy, accepted the award on behalf of APR Energy. "We are delighted that our project in Kyaukse has been recognised as the top fast-track power project in the region. Myanmar is a fast-growing economy and the country needs reliable power in order to begin fulfilling its enormous potential. Our plant in Kyaukse was an important first step toward establishing adequate reliable power generation capacity in Myanmar, and we look forward to playing a continued role to help Myanmarsupply power efficiently and reliably to its people and industries."
Nominations for the award were judged by John Yeap, Partner, Head of Energy – Asia at Pinsent Masons; John Goss, Managing Director of Ceejay International Ltd; and Andrew Bedford, Global Function Leader of KBC Advanced Technology Pte Ltd.
About APR Energy
APR Energy is the world's leading fast-track mobile turbine power business. We provide large-scale, fast-track power, providing customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it. APR combines state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise to provide turnkey power plants that are rapidly deployed, customizable, and scalable. Serving both utility and industrial segments, APR Energy provides power generation solutions to customers and communities around the world, with an emphasis on Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information, visit the company's website at www.aprenergy.com.
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