TNB’s Jimah plant on track for completion by December 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: The construction of the RM12 billion Jimah East Power (JEP) plant in Port Dickson is expected to be completed as scheduled by December 2019.
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) said more than 40 per cent of the greenfield project, also known as Project 3B, had been completed since its first concrete pouring last July.
TNB owns 70 per cent of the project following the acquisition of Edra Global Energy Bhd’s stake in JEP from 1Malaysia Development Bhd in July 2015.
The remaining 30 per cent is equally owned by Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co Ltd and Chugoku Electric Power, one of the Japan’s biggest regional power utilities.
Two coal-fired units with 1,000megawatt (MW) capacity each are being constructed at the site, which is strategically located and crucial for power supply in the country.
The units will add 2,000 megawatt (MW) of generation capacity and will eventually increase the country’s capacity from 22,748 MW to 26,940 MW by end-2020.
The JEP project will expand TNB’s operational portfolio of high-value generation assets from two to four ultra-supercritical coal plants. The other two plants are the 1,000 MW Manjung 4 and 1,000 MW Manjung 5. These efficient plants are part of TNB’s efforts to reduce fuel expenditure in times of rising cost.
The addition of JEP will further strengthen TNB’s domestic and international generation capacity, as well as operational track record. Bernama