In a landmark deal, the first signed by a US company since sanctions were lifted in the country last year, APR Energy is to supply 82 MW of electricity to Myanmar.

Based in Kyaukse, in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar, and fuelled by natural gas, the APR Energy (LSE: APR) solution will be one of the largest thermal plants in the country and will provide power to more than six million people.
While initially an 82 MW contract, there is sufficient plant capacity to deliver Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) with up to 100MW of power generation.

The APR Energy turnkey plant, featuring mobile gas power modules (GPMs), will be one of the cleanest power generation solutions in Myanmar and will represent a significant investment in the infrastructure of the country. The US company will provide a bridging solution for the medium term while the country develops its long-term power generation infrastructure.

The contract is due to commence in Q2 2014 and is expected to run through to late 2015 and will provide a major boost to a country where three quarter of the population have no access to power.

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