Black & Veach, TNB sign technical alliance for Malaysia

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), which is wholly owned by the government of Malaysia, and Black & Veatch, based in Kansas City, Mo., USA, have signed an alliance to provide technical support and services and undertake joint projects. The alliance will focus on TNB projects along with public and private projects in Malaysia and other countries.

In September 1993, the two companies signed an agreement to upgrade Malaysia`s national grid system.

The system`s highest voltage level is 275 kV, but with a forecasted load growth of 10 percent to 14 percent, TNB plans to increase its capacity by building the area`s first 500-kV overlaying transmission grid system.