Mawlamyine Cement power station

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Mawlamyine Cement power station is a 40-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mon State, Myanmar.

Location

The map below shows Mawlamyaing District, the approximate location of the plant.

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Background on Plant

Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), a join venture of Thai-based Siam Cement (SGC) and Pacific Link Cement, has proposed a US$400 million cement plant in Mon State, due to open in mid-2016. To power the project, the company is building a 40MW coal-fired power plant in the compound, which has raised concerns among the local community over the pollution.[1] Construction began in 2014.[2]

In June 2016 it was reported that "authorities in Mon State for the first time visited a Thai cement factory where a coal power plant was built without informing locals or authorities, said local sources." The plant was reported to be completed, but in test phase and not yet operating.[3]

In November 2016 it was reported that the plant and the factory had begun operating in a trial stage. The company had transported 150,000 tons of coal to the site.[4] The plant was commissioned into service in 2017.[2]

Public opposition

In April 2016, 4,000 people from seven villages near the MCL site petitioned the President and the Mon State's Chief Ministry, calling for the closure of the factory.[4]

In August 2017 Malamyine residents staged a protest against the coal plant, saying it lacked needed permits.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL)
  • Parent company: Siam Cement (SGC), Pacific Link Cement
  • Location: Mawlamyaing Township, Mawlamyaing District, Mon State, Myanmar
  • Coordinates: 15.766667, 97.85 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 40 MW (Units 1&2: 20 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2017
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