(EnergyAsia, December 11 2014, Thursday) — Malaysia’s state-owned energy firm, Petronas, expects to start up a 1.22-gigawatt coal-fired power plant by 2017 to supply electricity to a proposed oil refinery-petrochemical complex under construction in Johor state.

Work is well underway on the combined heat and power plant among six projects being planned for the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) that will turn Johor state to rival Singapore as Southeast Asia’s regional energy hub.

A consortium comprising Siemens, Siemens Malaysia and MMC Engineering Services is building the Pengerang co-generation plant for Petronas subsidiary Pengerang Power Sdn Bhd which awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract last May.

The plant comprises four co-generation units, each equipped with an H class gas turbine, a waste-heat recovery steam generator, a steam turbine, associated mechanical and electrical systems and the instrumentation and control system. The plant’s first co-generation unit is expected to start up by mid-2017 to supply electricity to the national grid while the other three will be dedicated to the PIC.

The PIC will include the US$16-billion Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (Rapid) project as well as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal, crude oil and products storage tanks, an air separation unit, and centralised and shared utility facilities.


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