Black & Veatch lends weight to building Southeast Asia’s largest solar power plant

Black & Veatch has been appointed by Green Earth Power (Thailand) to provide design and consultancy services for what is to become Southeast Asia’s largest solar power plant.  

The plant to be built in Minbu, Myanmar project will commence construction in the first quarter of 2016.
“Electricity is an urgent priority in Myanmar and has serious implications on economic and social progress. As solar facilities can be built rapidly, it is an excellent alternative to quickly add power to the grid and ensure meaningful impacts on quality of life,” said Ric O’Connell, International Renewable Energy Director at Black & Veatch.

The plant will generate up to 220 MW power and as more than 75 per cent of Myanmar’s population has no access to electricity of any form, the facility will provide a major boost to local communities and industry.

Myanmar Government’s aim is ultimately to increase electricity production from the present 2,500 MW to 30,000 MW by 2030.

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