Siemens has won a $210 million contract to supply highly-efficient gas turbines for a new power plant in Malaysia.
The order, placed through a subsidiary of Malaysian national power firm Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), involves the supply, installation and 20-year maintenance of two Siemens SGT5-800H gas turbines for the 1,071MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Seberang Prai in Penang in west Malaysia.
E&T understands that Siemens had edged out two other companies including one from China in the final evaluation process. Its Regional Centre for Competence for Service in Malaysia had contributed significantly to the company securing the contract.
Prakash Chandran, Siemens’ president and CEO for Malaysia, said the company was confident that it would be able to provide the necessary support and priority needed to ensure success of the project.
TNB is investing $800 million in the new plant, which will follow strict emission limits set by the World Bank, with efficiency values of over 60 per cent.
A joint venture of TNB Northern Energy and Samsung Engineering & Construction has been awarded the engineering procurement and construction deal worth $600 million.
TNBP and TNB Remaco secured the operations and maintenance contract.
The plant is scheduled to be operational in late 2015.
Over the next five years TNB will invest a total of $3 billion (including the $800 million for Seberang Prai) to increase power capacity to meet Malaysia’s growing power demand, which is projected to grow between 3.5 per cent and 4.6 per cent annually.