Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) is to supply equipment for the rehabilitation of the Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant in Myanmar.

The company announced today that it had received an order for two units of an approximately 14MW hydro turbine and control system from main contractor Toyota Tsusho Corporation.  As part of the project the plant’s turbines will be rehabilitated using both existing and new parts, and the control system will be replaced incorporating the latest technology.

This project is part of the ODA loan-funded Hydropower Plants Rehabilitation Project being undertaken by the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Toshiba ESS expects to start shipping the equipment in the spring of 2022.

Sedawgyi is located approximately 100km northeast of Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, and meets about 10-15% of the city’s electricity demand. Since it first began operating in 1989, it has been under continuous use without receiving any major rehabilitation and regularly requires planned outages to deal with decreased output due to deteriorating facilities.