Yadana field start-up delayed again over power plant woes

Commercial production from Yadana, Myanmar's largest offshore gas field, has been postponed again, to early next year due to the extended delay in completion of a major power station in Thailand.The latest delay in the construction of the Ratchaburi plant-the fifth in a row-means that Yadana start-up will have been on hold for at least 18 months from the original start-up date in July 1998. Thai state utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) was recently informed of the further delay in building the huge power station by contractors General Electric and Mitsui & Co, according to Thai official sources.Recently, the contractors indicated that the first units at Ra...

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