Japan, Tokyo: Hitachi Soe Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd. (Hitachi SEM) has received orders from the Myanmar Ministry of Electricity and Energy for the delivery of approximately 5,400 distribution transformers.
The orders are worth approximately $15 million, the company said in a press statement.
The orders are part of the Myanmar National Electrification Project (NEP), which aims to achieve electricity supply to every household in Myanmar through the establishment of a nationwide power distribution grid, with funding from the World Bank. The initiative is an aspect of the Myanmar government’s medium- to long-term goal of increasing its electrification ratio from the current level of 37% (in 2016) to 100% by 2030.
Hitachi SEM will commence sequential supply of the transformers from October 2017, contributing to the achievement of the plan to increase the nationwide electrification ratio in Myanmar to around 50% by 2020.