The 1000 MW Tanjung ultra-supercritical, coal-fired power plant has entered commercial operation in Malaysia and is expected to provide electricity to around two million people.

The $1bn plant is a flagship project for owner and operator Malakoff, an independent water and power producer and the largest such entity in Malaysia, with a net generating capacity of 6346 MW from six power plants.Tanjung ultra-supercritical plant in Malaysia

Tanjung was built by a consortium led by GE, which supplied its most modern steam turbine and generator technology, as well as its ultra-supercritical boiler and proprietary environmental control systems.

GE said that emissions at the plant “are significantly reduced through the use of low NOx burners, a highly efficient seawater flue gas desulphurization facility and fabric filters to lower nitrous oxide, sulphur oxide and dust emissions”.

Habib Husin, Malakoff’s acting chief executive, said that the plant will “ensure the generation of affordable electricity at lower environmental impact”.

GE Steam Power Systems chief executive Andreas Lusch said that the project “is another example of GE’s commitment to the development of energy mix diversification in the region”.