Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Asia - other
Location: Nepal
Operator: Nepal Electricity Authority
Configuration: 6 X 6.5-MW 18V32 engines
Fuel: HFO
Operation: 1992-1997
E/G supplier: Wartsila, LS, Alsthom
Quick facts: This DPP is at Bansbari, Morang in the eastern industrial corridor of Nepal. The first four engines were put into service in fiscal year 1990/91 and two more in fiscal year 1997/98. There have been issues with fuel supply from Nepal Oil Corp. The plant connects to the 11KV network.

Photograph courtesy of Nepal Electricity Authority
Posted 11 Nov 2015

Location: Timor Leste
Operator: Electricidade de Timor Leste
Configuration: 7 X 16.9 MW 18V46 engines
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 2011-2012
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila, Puri Akraya Engineering
Quick facts: The EPC contract for this project and a similar installation at Betano was originally asssigned to China Nuclear Industry 22nd Construction Co, who proposed to use Sulzer HFO engines re-located from China. Site prep started in Feb 2009, but was halted in Aug 2009. In Jan 2010, the cornerstone was laid after the project was reconfigured with new engines and different tranmsission configuration. In Sep 2010, the CNI22 plant contract was terminated and the project was handed over to a new EPC team. In Jan 2011, Wartsila received the dual-fuel genset order for Hera. After overcoming many logistical challenges, the first engine went online on 27 Nov 2011. Photo is from Sep 2011.

Photograph courtesy of www.laohamutuk.org
Posted 29 Aug 2012

Location: Nepal
Operator: Nepal Electricity Authority
Configuration: 3 X 1.47-MW, 4 X 2.5 MW 16RK engines
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1963-1980
E/G supplier: EE, Ruston
Quick facts: This DPP is at Hetauda, Makawanpur and is in standby to hydropower plants. About 10 MW is available.

Photograph courtesy of Nepal Electricity Authority
Posted 11 Nov 2015

Inur Sakato
Location: Timor Leste
Operator: Special Administrative Region of Oecusse
Configuration: 4 X 4.3-MW 34DF engines
Fuel: LFO
Operation: 2016
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This DPP in Pante Macassar will be the primary power source for the exclave district of Oecusse. Ground-breaking was on 5 Nov 2014. In Nov 2015, Wartsila signed a 5yr O&M agreement for the station.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 27 Jan 2016

Location: Papua New Guinea
Operator: Hanjung Power Pty Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 12.3 MW 7K60MCS engines
Operation: 1999
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, Hanjung
EPC: Hanjung, Guam Advance Enterprises
Quick facts: The project company was founded as a 51:49 joint venture of Hanjung and Daewoo Corp and the $52.5mn plant was completed on a BOT basis, the first-ever privately-financed overseas project by Korean firms. Ground was broken in Oct 1997, but commissioning awaited completion of the 8km transmission line associated with the project. The plant was put in operation in Apr 1999.

Photograph courtesy of Guam Advance Enterprises
Posted 8 Mar 2006

Location: Cambodia
Operator: Kampot Power Plant Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 5.75-MW 16V32LN engines
Operation: 2007
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Comin Khmere, iLi Consulting Engineers
Quick facts: This project went online in Apr 2007 and was developed by Samart Corp PLC at a cost of $13mn.The plant supplies Kampot Cement and local customers.

Photograph courtesy of Comin Khmere Co Ltd
Posted 14 Nov 2009

Location: Maldives
Operator: State Electric Co Ltd (Stelco)
Configuration: ~ 30 MW
Fuel: diesel oil, LFO
Operation: 1977-2002
E/G supplier: Mirrlees, Yanmar, Wartsila, Cummins
EPC: Lahmeyer
Quick facts: Thanks to a growing air conditioning load, electricity demand in densely-populated Male' was growing at 11%/yr for a time. Two 6.5-MW engines were added at Male' in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Environment, Energy and Water
Posted 3 Nov 2007

Location: Malaysia
Operator: ARL Tenaga Sdn Bhd
Configuration: 4 X 12.5 MW Sulzer 18ZA40S engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1995-1996
E/G supplier: Hyundai
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: The Melawa IPP was awarded to ARL in Nov 1993 and is an extension to Sabah Electricity's existing plant. ARL has a 21yr PPA with Sabah Electricity.

Photograph courtesy of ARL Tenaga Sdn Bhd
Posted 25 Aug 2004

Location: Papua New Guinea
Operator: PNG Power
Configuration: 2 X 7.5 MW, 2 X 8 MW, 1 X 16-MW GT
Operation: 1985-2009
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: Sulzer/Hitachi, Mirrlees
Quick facts: Moitaka is outside Port Moresby and is one of PNG Power's oldest thermal plant sites.

Photograph courtesy of PNG Power
Posted 29 Jun 2013

Phnom Penh SEZ
Location: Cambodia
Operator: Colben Energy
Configuration: 2 X 5 MW
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2009
E/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: In Oct 2006, Colben Energy formed a 70:30 JV with Japan Cambodia Development Corp to be the exclusive supplier of electricity to Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone. In Apr 2008, Colben signed a PPA with EDC to supply 10-MW of capacity from the PPSEZ plant and two 5-MW gensets were installed later in the year, each burning heavy fuel with diesel-firing capability.

Photograph courtesy of Phnom Penh SEZ
Posted 8 Aug 2010


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04-Jun-2016