Consortium wins EPC contract for power plant in Malaysi

Sumitomo Corporation, in a consortium formed with Daelim Industrial, has been contracted to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) operations for an ultra-supercritical coal-fired 1,000MW thermal power plant in Manjung, Perak State, Malaysia. The power plant is being planned by Malaysia’s government-run power utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
The Sumitomo Corporation-Daelim Consortium participated in the electricity tariff bidding for the IPP concession of the 1,000MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant, which was announced by the Malaysian government in December 2012. The EPC contract amount is approximately EUR 1B, and the construction is scheduled to commence in January 2014, with completion expected in October 2017.
This is Sumitomo Corporation’s fifth large-scale power plant construction project in Malaysia. This is also its second overseas order for an ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant, the first being the Talin ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant (800MW x 2 units) in Taiwan.
As the Consortium Leader, Sumitomo Corporation will provide overall supervision and be in charge of auxiliary equipment supply and civil engineering/installation work. Hitachi has been assigned to manufacture the steam turbine and generator, and Babcock-Hitachi K.K. will be in charge of the boiler supply. The ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant equipment to be supplied by Hitachi and Babcock-Hitachi are of the highest world-class efficiency. Sumitomo Corporation aims to promote the Japanese state-of-the-art technology of ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants, and hopes to further expand its power infrastructure business on a global basis.