TNB’s RM6bil Manjung 5 plant project on track for production


White plumes rise from the three boilers and the 200m tall smokestack releases a mix of air pollutants into the sky. TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd is touted as the first clean-coal facility under the Tenaga Nasional Bhd's stable. The 2,100MW plant burns 6mil tonnes of coal annually. In the foreground is the pipeline that transport fly ash bottom to the storage pond.

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s second ultra-supercritical (USC) RM6bil coal-fired power plant, Manjung 5 (M5), is on track to meet its scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) this coming October or 45 months from the project’s starting date.

The power plant in Manjung l, Perak, has achieved its Initial Operation Date (IOD) on May 2, 2017, where for the first time its generator was synchronised to the national grid, TNB said on Sunday.

The plant’s operator, TNB Manjung Five Sdn Bhd, is working closely with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the plant - a consortium comprising Sumitomo Corp of Japan and Daelim Industrial Co Ltd of South Korea to ensure full commissioning of the plant.

After the IOD, the plant will undergo further tests to comply with the Malaysian Grid Codes. 

Additionally, it will require further tuning works to achieve full capacity of generating 1,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

M5 will increase TNB’s coal-fired generation capacity to almost 5,000MW, representing about a quarter of Peninsular Malaysia’s installed capacity, it added.

Previously, its neighbouring Manjung 4 (M4) is South-East Asia’’s first coal-fired power plant to run on USC, which is the most efficient technology for coal-fired power plant. - Bernama

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