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Sumitomo Electric Donates Its Spaced Aerial Cable for Demonstration Test with Mandalay Electricity Supply Corporation in Myanmar

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February 14, 2018
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was originally published in Japanese on February 1, 2017.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., with assistance from WM Power Co., Ltd., a distributor of low- and medium-voltage power cables* in Myanmar, donated a set of 15-kV power cables to Mandalay Electricity Supply Corporation (MESC) for their performance test. Sumitomo Electric also supported MESC in installing the cables. In a ceremony held to commemorate the delivery, Sumitomo Electric was presented a letter of appreciation by MESC.

MESC supplies electricity in the district of Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar, with the aim of increasing the electrification rate and providing high-quality electricity supply services. For these goals, MESC has been exploring a way to reduce electrical shock and power failure accidents resulting from the use of conventional bare power lines.

To prove the safety and quality performance of its power cables, Sumitomo Electric, with assistance from WM Power, contributed spaced aerial cables and related materials for approximately 8 km of the dedicated 15-kV power distribution route between two important facilities, namely, Mandalay District's congress hall and an existing substation. The installation work was conducted under the supervision of Sumitomo Electric, and electricity began to be supplied through the route in August 2017.

On January 8, 2018, a delivery ceremony was held at the Hilton Mandalay in Myanmar with about 50 representatives from MESC and its affiliated companies attending. Mr. Kyaw Thu, General Manager of MESC's Engineer Distribution Department, gave a speech and commended that they used to experience power failures quite frequently at the congress hall, since the installation of the cables, electricity has been delivered without any problems. Furthermore, Sumitomo Electric received a letter of appreciation from Vice President Mr. Toe Aung of MESC.

Myanmar's power infrastructure market is expected to grow rapidly in the future. Sumitomo Electric intends to expand its business in the country and contribute to the further growth of Myanmar with its products and services.

  • Right: Mr. Toe Aung, Vice President of MESC, Left: Yasuyuki Shibata, Executive Officer of Sumitomo Electric

    Right: Mr. Toe Aung, Vice President of MESC
    Left: Yasuyuki Shibata, Executive Officer of Sumitomo Electric

  • Right: Mr. Kyaw Thu, General Manager of MESC's Engineer Distribution Department

    Right: Mr. Kyaw Thu, General Manager of MESC's Engineer Distribution Department


* Electric power cables that carry low or medium voltages up to 35 kV.
These are used as basic materials in general industries and construction sites of houses, buildings, power networks, railroads, and many other structures.

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