ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor government will be replacing seven generator sets at the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) in Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) following the blackout at the building on Tuesday (Dec 5) night.
Johor works, transportation, and infrastructure committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh said the government has also proposed to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to bring in an additional two external power supply systems to BSI.
“This is part of the long-term solution that we have come up with following last night's blackout.
“Replacing the seven generator sets is expected to cost around RM800,000 and we have also requested the Public Works Department (JKR) to update their SOP for running endurance tests on the generators.
“Currently, BSI receives power supply from one source, which is the Gerbang Perdana Power Processing Unit (PPU) and is backed by the seven generators.
“So after this, TNB will bring in an additional two outsource power supplies to BSI, meaning that we will have three backup power supplies in case there are any maintenance works in the future involving the PPU and Main Switching Station (SSU),” he said.
He said this when met by reporters at his office in Kota Iskandar here on Wednesday (Dec 6).
Mohamad Fazli shared that the incident was caused by one of the seven generators that malfunctioned, causing a blackout at the arrival hall.
“TNB was conducting scheduled maintenance from 8pm (Dec 5) until 4am, but the generator that was supposed to supply backup power to the arrival hall started to malfunction at 11pm before going into total shutdown at 2am.
“We managed to recover the power supply at 9.30am today,” he said, adding that the CIQ has activated its contra lane to ensure a smooth flow for travellers.