A 25 MW large-scale solar photovoltaic plant is to be built in Malaysia.

The project will be in Johor and is owned by UITM Solar Power, a subsidiary of the largest university in Malaysia, the Universiti Teknologi MARA.

UITM has awarded the owner’s engineering services assignment for the plant to global consulting and engineering firm Poyry, marking the second such solar deal in Malaysia for Finland-headquartered Poyry.

Pöyry’s range of services will include assistance with procurement for the EPC contract, engineering review, project management and construction monitoring.

Earlier this month Poyry cliched contracts for a huydropower plant in Laos and a biomass plant in the Philippines. It won an engineering services deal for the 54 MW hydropower plant which is under construction in Laos. The Nam Kong 3 plant will be located in Attapue, is being built by Chaleun Sekong Energy and is expected to be completed by May 2020. 

The biomass deal is for an EPC contract for the a 25 MW plant in Northern Negros. The plant will be fuelled by sugar cane trash, a residual biomass remaining on fields after sugar cane has been harvested.

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