Jacksonville-based APR Energy said its partnership with the government of Myanmar for power generation has been extended into the last quarter of 2017.
APR installed the Kyaukse plant, which serves more than 6 million people near the country’s second largest city, in approximately three months. The opportunity to work with the Myanmar government opened up in February 2014 once U.S. trade sanctions had been lifted.
John Campion, APR’s executive chairman, said the firm was eager to work with Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counselor, to bring electricity to the country’s rural residents. Currently, only 30 percent of Myanmar has electric power.
"We are excited by the continued opportunity to help power development of one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economies, and we have found our experience in Myanmar to be extremely fulfilling," APR Energy Executive Chairman John Campion said.
The Kyaukse plant runs on the country’s abundant natural gas supply and is part of an effort to electrify the country by 2030.
APR specializes in building and deploying mobile turbine power solutions for emerging markets.