Malaysia ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant goes online

The first of two 1000 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants in Port Dickson have started commercial operations, bringing the total power generation capacity in the Malay Peninsula to 22,748 MW.

In a statement, Malaysia’s national utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) said the second 1000 MW plant, a 70:15:15 joint venture involving TNB, Mitsui & Co and Chugoku Electric Power Co, is on track to begin commercial operations in December.

The two plants are TNB’s third and fourth super-efficient coal-fired power plants. The utility’s two other USC coal-fired plants are Manjung 4 and Manjung 5 in Lumut.

“The two plants, strategically located, are crucial in reinforcing the security of Peninsular Malaysia’s power supply,” the statement added.

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