Utility company briefs Johor Ruler on major projects in state

Mahdzir (left) handing over a mock cheque for RM500,000 to Hasni under TNB’s Back to School programme.

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) has briefed the Johor Ruler on two of its major projects in the state.

Its chairman Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said among the matters discussed during his audience with Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar was the Sultan Iskandar Power Station in Pasir Gudang.

“The power station will reach its 40-year tenure in 2022, therefore it will cease operating in August next year.

“TNB and our partners have built the new Southern Power Generation (SPG), also located in Pasir Gudang, to replace the old plant.

“SPG is expected to generate more than 1,400MW of electricity from its two 725MW power plants, ” he said in a press conference.

Mahdzir earlier presented RM500,000 in school assistance to Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohamad under TNB’s Back to School programme to help students statewide.

Mahdzir said the launch of the new power station was slated to take place this year.

He further said that he had also informed Sultan Ibrahim about the RM240mil interconnection power generation project between Malaysia and Singapore, which is also located in Pasir Gudang.

“The joint-venture project between the two countries, where RM120mil was contributed by Malaysia and the rest by Singapore, began operations late last year.

“This collaboration between Malaysia and Singapore has been going on for years, where we support each other in terms of power supply, ” he said. — By YEE XIANG YUN

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