Coal-Fired Power Plants in Malaysia
Jimah
Location: Negeri Sembilan
Operator: Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd
Configuration: 2 X 752 MW
Operation: 2009
Fuel: bituminous coal, subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Sumitomo
Quick facts: In May 2001, Jimah Power and YTL Corp launched development of this power project near Port Dickson In Oct 2003, Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd (JEV) was incorporated to develop, own and operate the project. A controlling stake in JEV is held by the royal family of Negeri Sembilan. Other participants are TNB with a 20% stake and the state government holding 15%. The coastal site was permitted in Jan 2005 and consists of reclaimed land, mudflats, and mangrove areas facing the Straits of Malacca. A 51km, TNB-owned transmission line connects the plant to Lenggeng S/S and on to Olak Lempit S/S substation. The plant cost about $1.74bn and has a 25yr PPA with TNB signed in August 2004. The plant has an Alstom seawater FGD system. JEV also signed a 25-yr coal supply agreement with TNB Fuel Services for 4mn tpy of coal. The plant was basically completed to schedule: Unit-1 went commercial on 1 January 2009 followed by Unit- 2 on 1 July 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd
Posted 18 Aug 2010

Manjung
Location: Perak
Operator: TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd
Configuration: 3 X 700 MW
Operation: 2002-2003
Fuel: bituminous and subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Jurong Engineering, Studio Tecnico di Ingegneria, Peremba Construction
Quick facts: The Manjung TPP ws built on reclaimed land is at Perak, 10km south of Lumut town, and close to the tourist island of Pangkor. Manjung's 197m chimney was the first triple-flue stack built in the country. Other civil construction features include 250,000m of concrete, 30,000t of structural steel, 25,000t of steel reinforcement, a 1.5km offshore cooling intake, and a 100m long offshore outfall. Alstom also supplied a seawater FGD system.

Photograph courtesy of Jurong Engineering Ltd
Re-posted 24 Oct 2007

Manjung-4
Location: Perak
Operator: TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd
Configuration: 1 X 1,080 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: bituminous and subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, CMEC, CMC Machipex, Mudajaya
Quick facts: On 23 Aug 2010, the GOM awarded TNB the contact to build a 1,000-MW coal fired power plant. After bids were submitted in Dec 2010, the turnkey EPC contract for the Manjung-4 project was awarded to the consortium of Alstom and CMC. Site work began on 29 Jun 2011 and the unit was synchronized on 20 Sep 2014 to schedule. Commercial operation was on 13 Apr 2015. This USC unit is the first supercritical coal-fired unit in Malaysia and the larget single generating unit in SE Asia. The boiler and T/G sets were assembled in China with some components imported from Europe and elsewhere. The turnkey contract was worth about €1bn.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 25 Oct 2014

Mukah
Location: Sarawak
Operator: Mukah Power Generation Sdn Bhd
Configuration: 2 X 135 MW
Operation: 2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: China National Machinery Import and Export Corp, PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd
Quick facts: This plant is in Matedeng, Mukah Division, about 550km from Kuching. The genco is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarawak Energy Bhd. The EPC contract was signed in Mar 2006 and Unit-1 went commercial on 1 Jan 2009 followed by Unit-2 on 3 May. The Mukah plant cost RM950mn and was financed by RHB Islamic Bank Bhd. The plant will use about 1.2mn tpy of coal from reserves of more than 68mn tons in the Mukah-Balingian area.

Photograph courtesy of Mukah Power Generation
Posted 13 Jan 2010

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz
Location: Selangot
Operator: Tenaga Nasional Bhd
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW, 2 X 500 MW
Operation: 1988-2000
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Mitsui, IHI
T/G supplier: MHI, GE
Quick facts: Also known as Kapar.

Photograph courtesy of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries
Posted 29 Dec 2003

Sejingkat
Location: Sarawak
Operator: Sejingkat Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 50 MW, 2 X 55 MW
Operation: 1997-2004
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang, Harbin
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Dongfang, CMEC
Quick facts: This genco is owned by Sarawak Energy Bhd and Syarikat SESCO Berhad. The 130ha site is 27km from Kuching City on the Sarawak River near Kampung Goebilt in Muara Tebas.

Photograph courtesy of Sejingkat Power Corp
Posted 15 Aug 2010

 
Tanjung Bin 1-3
Location: Johor
Operator: Malakoff Bhd
Configuration: 3 X 748 MW
Operation: 2006-2007
Fuel: Fuel: bituminous and subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Sumitomo, Zelan Holdings, Eversendai
Quick facts: This was the first coal-fired IPP in Malaysia. Construction began 12 Aug 2003 and Unit-1 went commercial on 28 Sep 2006, about a month behind schedule. Unit-2 went commercial on 28 Feb 2007. Malakoff Berhad holds 90% of Tanjung Bin Power, with 10% owned by Employee Provident Fund. The site is at the mouth of the Sungai Pulai River opposite Tanjung Pelepas. The plant PPA with TNN was signed in Jul 2002 and the plant also has a coal supply and transportation agreement with TNB Fuel Services. The power station is connected to the grid by a 53km, 500kV, transmission line to Bukit Batu and a 25km, 275kV line to Tg Kupang substation. The stack is 200m. Tanjung Bin cost RM7.8bn.

Photograph courtesy of Malakoff Bhd
Re-posted 29 Aug 2010

Tanjung Bin-4
Location: Johor
Operator: Malakoff Bhd
Configuration: 1 X 1,080 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: Fuel: bituminous and subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Mudajaya, Shin Eversendai.
Quick facts: In Feb 2012, Alstom won a full turnkey contract with BTG supply for this USC unit. The company also supplied the saltwater FGD and the other main APC equipment plus control systems. First concrete for the RM 6.5bn extension was on 13 Aug 2012. The unit was synchronized on 15 Oct 2015, went to full load on 18 Dec 2015, and went commercial to schedule on 1 Mar 2016.

Photograph courtesy of GE Power
Posted 11 May 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 11-May-2016

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