400MW Power Generators to Install in Kandal Province

AKP Phnom Penh, June 04, 2019 — 

The 400 megawatt power generators running on diesel will be installed in Lovea Em district of Kandal province – an investment that will mitigate possible energy crisis particularly during dry season.   

The news was announced yesterday by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun when addressing a graduation ceremony here in Phnom Penh. 

Supporting the announcement, Mines and Energy Secretary of State H.E. Ty Norin told AKP that the government is ordering the purchase of the generators with the cost of about US$355 million. 

A 200 megawatt generator of US$175 million is the product of Finland, and another energy supply of the same capacity costing US$180 million is produced by Germany, he said.  

“Before, we wanted to bring floating power generator from Turkey, but now we have decided to order the generators from Finland and Germany. The cost of former and latter option is similar, and the purchased generators are of high quality,” H.E. Ty Norin continued.  

Purchase agreement of the generators will be signed on June 11, and the installation of the facilities will take about ten months and serviced by outsourced China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC). 

According to the ministry’s figures, Cambodia consumed 2,650 megawatts last year – about 15 percent higher than consumption in year before – and of the 2018 power consumption, 442 megawatts were imported from Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.  

By Chea Vannak