PTT Pcl Thailand’s most dynamic energy firm said that it is considering putting up and investing a power plant at the Dawei project in Myanmar and was taking into consideration what kind of fuel they are going to use, according to news source from Reuters.
The 4,000 megawatt coal fired power plant was abolished from the multibillion dollar planned of Dawei Special Industrial Zone from the result of an objection on its effect on the environment.
Pailin Chuchottawon chief Executive of PTT said that the Myanmar government invited them to visit the place where the project will be constructed and the Chief Executive Officer said that they are positive in constructing the hydrocarbon power plant which Myanmar still don’t have until now, it said.
After the rejection of the coal fired power plant in Dawei, the operators of the power plants are looking for another kind of power plants with the use of natural gas as one of their alternative.
Using natural gas is a good option according to Pailin but it will be next to impossible since there is no pipeline connecting to the Dawei Special Industrial Zone. Supplying natural gas to the place will be very difficult as well as expensive, Reuters’ report said.
Other new pipelines on the northern part of Myanmar will not link to Dawei while those located in Yadana and Yetagun gas fields are also not passing through Dawei according to Pailin.
Myanmar has authorized PTT Exploration and Production after the firm won the rights to explore for oil and gas in the country.
PTTEP are the most prestigious group in the exploration of petroleum business of the state controlled PTT. It has four projects in their possession in Myanmar and another in Yadana and Yetagun as minority partners in gas development, the report said.
Pichai Naripthanphan, Thai Energy Minister revealed that Myanmar and Thailand has provisionally agreed to participate in a gas separation plant business in Myanmar, it said.