TNB to in­tro­duce blended coal at Lu­mut power sta­tion

New Straits Times - - BUSINESS -

KUALA LUMPUR: Te­naga Na­sional Bhd (TNB) is in­tro­duc­ing blended coal at its Sultan Azlan Shah Power Sta­tion in Lu­mut, Perak, as part of its con­tin­u­ous ef­fort to en­sure a sus­tain­able coal sup­ply for elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion.

The move was also in line with the grow­ing trend among util­i­ties to use blended coal to match power de­mand with the avail­abil­ity of coal sup­ply, it added.

“The Sultan Azlan Shah Power Sta­tion took de­liv­ery of its first blended coal ship­ment on De­cem­ber 31 last year at the neigh­bour­ing Lekir Bulk Ter­mi­nal (LBT),” said TNB in a state­ment.

“The coal is im­ported from In­done­sia by TNB Fuel Ser­vices Sdn Bhd, a 100 per cent sub­sidiary of TNB, which sup­plies fuel and coal for the coun­try’s power plants.”

LBT is 100 per cent-owned by In­te­grax Bhd, a wholly-owned sub­sidiary of TNB.

A cer­e­mony was held at LBT to mark the ar­rival of the first blended coal ship­ment.

Also present were the prin­ci­pal as­sis­tant sec­re­tary of the En­ergy, Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change Min­istry Amisam Is­mail, TNB Jana­man­jung manag­ing di­rec­tor Datuk Sham­sul Ah­mad and TNB Fuel Ser­vices manag­ing di­rec­tor Zainal Abidin Shah Ma­hamood.

TNB Jana­man­jung, the op­er­a­tor of the coal-fired Sultan Azlan Shah Power Sta­tion, will con­duct a trial burn ex­er­cise and lab anal­y­sis to en­sure blended coal can meet the emis­sion stan­dard and com­bus­tion com­pat­i­bil­ity of the power plant prior to the usage of the coal.

The Sultan Azlan Shah Power Sta­tion, with a gen­er­a­tion ca­pac­ity of 4,100 megawatts, makes up 20 per cent of Penin­su­lar Malaysia’s en­ergy gen­er­a­tion.

The coal is im­ported from In­done­sia by TNB Fuel Ser­vices Sdn Bhd. TE­NAGA NA­SIONAL BHD

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