Manjung 5 on track for October launch
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.