Mawlamyine Cement power station
Mawlamyine Cement power station is a 40-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mon State, Myanmar.
The map below shows Mawlamyaing District, the approximate location of the plant.
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. Construction began in 2014.
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.
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. The plant was commissioned into service in 2017.
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.
In August 2017 Malamyine residents staged a protest against the coal plant, saying it lacked needed permits.
- 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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Articles and resources
- Chan Mya Htwe, "Thai cement giant tackles Mon coal fears," Myanmar Times, 08 February 2016
- "Residents stage protest against coal-fired power plant built in MCL Cement Plant," Eleven Myanmar, Aug 18, 2017
- Lawi Weng, "Authorities Visit Disputed Coal Power Plant in Mon State," THE IRRAWADDY, June 16, 2016
- Thiha, "MCL Transports 150,000 Tons of Coal for Factory’s Operation," Consult-Myanmar, November 30, 2016