Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tenaga: New Hulu Terengganu dam project on schedule

KUALA TERENGGANU: The new hydroelectric dam project in Tasik Kenyir involving Sungai Tembat and Sungai Puah, Hulu Terengganu, is on schedule.
TENAGA NASIONAL BHD [] (TNB) Terengganu general manager Md Yuslan Md Yusof said preliminary works at the site began early last year.

"So far, the second hydroelectric dam building project in Terengganu runs smoothly with cooperation from the state government. It's being undertaken in two phases and expected to be fully completed according to schedule in 2015.

"Once ready, it can generate 250MW of power," he told Bernama on Tuesday, March 1.

He said TNB would bear the whole cost of the project amounting to RM1 billion. He said power from the second hydroelectric dam would supply to the national grid.

Terengganu's existing Kenyir Hydroelectric Dam or the Sultan Mahmud Power Station in Hulu Terengganu has a generating capacity of 400MW.

The state has another power station, the Sultan Ismail Power Station in Paka, which uses natural gas as the main fuel and can generate 1,200MW. – Bernama

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