First block of
Kimanis 100 MW Gas turbine power plant expected to be completed in 2013
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By PNA / Bernama and Saigon News Agency / Asian
first generation block of 100 megawatts (MW) of the proposed 300
megawatt Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant in Kimanis, Papar, is
expected to be completed in December 2013, said state Minister of
Industrial Development, Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah.
said the power plant and its related projects, costing about RM1.6
billion, is expected to supplement Sabah’s increasing demand for
he added, is in tandem with its industrial and economic growth, thus
spurring further investments in the state.
said the project would ensure Sabah’s energy plan provides sufficient
electricity for both the short and long term as well as domestic and
Kimanis power plant is taking off and will certainly boost electricity
supply in Sabah,” he added.
was speaking to reporters after witnessing Kimanis Power Sdn Bhd sign
the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract
award with the consortium of CTCI Corporation of Taiwan, here Monday.
represented Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman in witnessing the
signing ceremony. Managing director Mohd Ali Hashim signed on behalf of
Kimanis Power and CTCI chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) John
T. Yu, for the consortium.
the contract, the consortium will develop, construct and commission the
gas-fired power plant and its related facilities and infrastructure.
said the Kimanis power plant was designed in a such a way that it can
be expanded up to a maximum 400 MW, if necessary, in future.
addition, he said, there was also an Independent Power Producer (IPP)
sited in the area with the ability to produce up to 100 MW.
means in Kimanis alone, there will be an additional power supply of
about between 400-500MW and another 300 MW gas-fired plant on the east
believe, in future, there will be sufficient electricity supply to
cater to the needs of the people and the industry throughout Sabah,” he
Power Sdn Bhd is a 60:40 joint-venture initiative between Petronas Gas
Berhad (PGB) and NRG Consortium (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, a business arm of the
Yayasan Sabah Group.
from CTCI Corporation, the other members of the consortium are CTCI
Overseas Corporation Ltd,CTCI Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Synerlitz (M) Sdn Bhd
(formerly known as Steamline (M) Sdn Bhd) and SCHB Engineering Services
Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Suria Capital Holdings Berhad).
project, located on a 16.59-hectare site in Kimanis, is a major
spin-off from the proposed Sabah offshore Gas Terminal (SOGT) project.
The project is also located in Kimanis and implemented by Petronas
Carigali Sdn Bhd.
said the power plant would also create more job and business
opportunities, and hoped locals, including contractors would be given
priority in undertaking it.
said a training center to cater to the oil and gas industry would also
be established in Kimanis, thus giving an opportunity to young locals
to be trained in this specialized field.
the recent call by the Sabah Oil and Gas Contractors’ Association to
the government to review the Petroleum Act 1974, Tan said every Sabahan
including himself, would support such a review if it can bring about
positive results in favor of the state.
he said there must be a basis for such a review, and not just be
politicized for political gains.
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