Sunday, December 19, 2010

TNB signs RM1bil contracts for Terengganu hydroelectric project

PETALING JAYA: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has inked three agreements worth RM991.8mil for the Hulu Terengganu hydroelectric project involving the construction of two dams and the installation of two hydro turbines and generators in an underground power station with a total installed capacity of 250MW.

TNB said in an announcement to Bursa Malaysia that the project was located on the upper reaches of Sungai Terengganu upstream of Kenyir Lake and is expected to be completed and the station made operational by October 2015.

It added that the project was part of ongoing efforts to provide peak load capacity in order to meet increasing electricity demand and improve power system security by using renewable energy and at the same time reduce carbon emissions.

TNB said that the company was signing the first agreement worth RM828.3mil with a joint venture involving Loh & Loh Corp Bhd and Sinohydro Corp Ltd for the main civil works including the construction of two dams, a water transfer tunnel and an underground power house.

The company said the second agreement, worth RM127.6mil, was with a consortium involving Alstom Projects India Ltd and Alstom Hydro Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

The contract involves the design, manufacture, erection, testing and commissioning of two generating plant, each with a generating capacity of 125MW and the associated electrical and mechanical equipment, TNB said.

The third agreement, worth RM35.9mil, is with a joint venture comprising SNC-Lavalin Inc, SNC-Lavalin Power (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, KTA Tenaga Sdn Bhd and G & P Professionals Sdn Bhd.

The joint venture will provide detailed engineering design for the main civil works, engineering design review for the electrical and mechanical works, project management and site supervision, it added.

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