The order from Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise, an affiliate of the Ministry of Electric Power, is worth about 5 billion yen [K42.8 billion], Sumitomo said on March 6.
According to the company, the plant will have two 25,000-kilowatt gas turbines. The first unit is set to launch operations in March 2016 and the second unit in July 2016.
The plant – funded by soft loans from the Japanese government - will supply electricity to the Thilawa economic zone and Yangon.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd will supply the turbines and generators.