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Turkish floating power plant not coming to Cambodia

May Kunmakara / Khmer Times Share:
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Karadeniz Powership Rauf Bey. Sumbebekos

The government cancelled the rental contract for a floating 200-MW (megawatt) power plant from Turkey due to technical issues.

The cancellation was announced by the Prime Minister at the cabinet meeting on Friday, April 5 and comes just one week after he signed the agreement during the 18th Government-Private Sector Forum at the Peace Palace.

According to Phay Siphan, the government’s spokesman, the contract was retracted primarily because the floating power plant will take so long to reach Cambodia that it wouldn’t affect the current power shortage.

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Prime Minister Hun Sen at the cabinet meeting on Friday, April 5. KT/Khem Sovannara

Ty Norin, secretary of state at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said Thailand and Laos will “… sell us more power.

Previously we imported about 120 MW from Thailand; now it’ll give us 200 MW.

Laos will provide 50 MW, which is 10 more than before. So, in total, we get 90 MW more.” Cambodia now imports 170 MW from Vietnam.

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