KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Bhd’s (SEB) Mambong and Entinggan 275kV substation extension project, which has been awarded to Pestech Sdn Bhd (PSB), serves as a critical interconnection point for power export to West Kalimantan.
The project is also to improve the reliability and security of the 275kV electrical transmission network around Kuching, according to Pestech International Bhd.
SEB has committed 230MW under an agreement with Indonesian state-owned electricity firm PT Perusahan Listrik Negara Persero to export power to West Kalimantan from Jan 1, next year.
PSB, which is 100% owned by Pestech International, was awarded the RM84.98mil project that involves the design, engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of the extension of the existing 275/132/33kV substation in Mambong, and 275/33kV Entinggan substation in Kota Samarahan.
“The project will also include the installation of 275kV capacitor bank equipment to improve power quality of electrical network around Kuching and protection system retrofitting works at Matang 275/33kV substation connecting to Mambong substation,” Pestech International said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia.
The company said the project was expected to commence next Monday for completion within 23 months. It is part of SEB’s proposed 500kV transmission line backbone project from Mapai to Tondong.
Under the transmission backbone project, six packages worth RM1.2bil were dished out to local and international contractors.