DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was appointed by Pulau Indah Power Plant Sdn Bhd (PIPP) to deliver owner's engineer services for the development of a 1,200 megawatt (MW) Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) situated on Pulau Indah in Klang, Malaysia.
The award follows a recent announcement confirming Jacobs as the owner's engineer for a 100 megawatt alternative current solar plant in Pekan, Malaysia. The two projects put Jacobs and its clients at the forefront of new generation capacity in South-East Asia as the region moves towards a low-carbon future.
"This project is another opportunity for Jacobs to support Malaysia's major power development projects and their continued focus on low-carbon and renewable energy," said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Executive Vice President Patrick Hill. "Gas generation is more efficient and produces less emissions than other fossil fuels and is an interim step in our energy transition towards a zero-carbon future. Gas can replace aging baseload generation with a lower carbon supply until emerging technologies capable of delivering clean, reliable baseload power, such as hydrogen, become feasible."
The project will deliver a 1,200 MW combined cycle gas turbine plant to improve baseload supply for the region. When complete, it will provide high efficiency, low carbon power to the central region of peninsular Malaysia, including in Klang, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts where there is high demand for electricity. The new plant is expected to help attract new industrial development investments, stimulate economic activity and create new employment opportunities in the region.
As owner's engineer, Jacobs will provide technical advisory services through to financial close, design review, construction monitoring, project management, attendance at factory testing and warranty support. Commercial operation is currently slated for January 2024. Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will purchase the power generated from the new power plant through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
"The power plant will use HA turbine technology, the world's most innovative turbine with advanced materials, cooling, aerodynamics, combustion and digital capability," said PIPP Managing Director Datuk Seri Gan Seong Liam. "It is a clean energy alternative, that emits lower levels of emissions and produces less greenhouse gases. We look forward to the successful completion of this ground-breaking project leveraging off Jacobs power experience in Malaysia and across the South East Asia region."
PIPP is a consortium of three companies: Maxim Global Berhad (formerly known as Tadmax Resources Berhad), Worldwide Holdings Berhad and Korea Electric Power Corporation.
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