Malaysia's Malakoff set to build 1000 MW coal plant

Malakoff Corp Bhd, owned by MMC Corp Bhd, is expected to be awarded a contract to build a 1000 MW coal fired power plant in Malaysia soon.
 
The plant will have a 15-year concession to sell the power at a rate of 25 sen per kWh (8.31 US cents) to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB). “MMC has yet to receive the award letter but the decision has been made already, based on tender submissions,” said one source.
 
Last August, the Energy Commission had awarded a concession to TNB to develop a 1 1000 MW coal fired power plant on its existing power plant site in Manjung Perak. At that time, the industry was abuzz with the possibility of a new tender for another coal-fired power plant of the same capacity being called up soon.
 
Certain quarters believed that Malakoff, the owner of the 2100 MW Tanjung Bin power plant in Johor, stood a good chance of winning the tender.
 
A Bernama report earlier this year, quoting Energy Commission chairman Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, said the Government was likely to decide on the concessionaire for the second 1000 MW plant this month.
 
The commission had issued a request for proposals from MMC Corp's unit, Malakoff and Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd, with regards to this, the report said, adding that the plant could either be at Tanjung Bin in Johor or Jimah in Negri Sembilan.
 
The urgency to ramp up electricity-generation capacity in Peninsular Malaysia is to avert a potential power shortage by 2015 and make up for the “lost” supply of 1600 MW from the Bakun Dam in Sarawak, which was initially supposed to be supplied to the peninsula.
 

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