TNB’s Jimah plant on track for com­ple­tion by De­cem­ber 2019

New Straits Times - - Business -

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

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