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TNB awards $704.6M Ulu Jelai contract to consortiums


TNB awarded contracts worth US$704.6 million to two consortiums to undertake construction of the Ulu Jelai hydroelectric power plant in Pahang.

The plant, to be operational by July 2016, entails construction of one dam and installation of two hydro turbines and generators in a underground power station with a total installed capacity of 372 megawatt.

The consortium of Tindakan Mewah Sdn Bhd and Salini Costruttori S.p.A Consortium will be responsible for the main civil, electrical and mechanical works, it said in a filing to Bursa Malaysia Wednesday.

The main civil works consists of the construction of a dam, two water transfer tunnels and an underground powerhouse.

Electrical and mechanical works involve the design, manufacture, erection, testing and commissioning of two power-generating plants, each with a capacity of 186MW and the associated electrical and mechanical equipment.

The consortium of SMEC International Pty Ltd and SMEC Sdn Bhd will provide detailed engineering design for the main civil works, engineering design review for electrical and mechanical works, project management and site supervision, said Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

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