Man­jung 5 on track for Oc­to­ber launch

New Straits Times - - Business -

KUALA LUMPUR: The Man­jung 5 (M5), Te­naga Na­sional Bhd (TNB)’s sec­ond ul­tra-su­per­crit­i­cal (USC) coal-fired power plant, is on track to meet its sched­uled com­mer­cial oper­a­tion date (SCOD) in Oc­to­ber, 45 months from the project’s com­mence­ment date.

The RM6 bil­lion power plant had achieved its ini­tial oper­a­tion date (IOD) on May 2, where for the first time its gen­er­a­tor was syn­chro­nised to the na­tional grid, ac­cord­ing a state­ment.

The plant’s oper­a­tor, TNB Man­jung Five Sdn Bhd, is work­ing closely with the en­ergy, pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion con­trac­tor for the plant, which is a con­sor­tium com­pris­ing Su­mit­omo Corp of Ja­pan and Dae­lim In­dus­trial Co Ltd of South Korea, to en­sure full com­mis­sion­ing of the plant.

Af­ter the IOD, the plant will un­dergo fur­ther tests to com­ply with the Malaysian Grid Codes.

Ad­di­tion­ally, it will re­quire fur­ther tun­ing works to achieve full ca­pac­ity of gen­er­at­ing 1,000 megawatts (MW) of elec­tric­ity.

M5 will in­crease TNB’s coal­fired gen­er­a­tion ca­pac­ity to al­most 5,000MW, rep­re­sent­ing about a quar­ter of Penin­su­lar Malaysia’s in­stalled ca­pac­ity.

The neigh­bour­ing Man­jung 4 (M4) is South­east Asia’s first coal-fired power plant to run on USC, which is the most ef­fi­cient tech­nol­ogy for coal-fired power plant.

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