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Sarawak Energy’s Murum Junction 275/33kV Substation Receives Best Project Award At MCIEA 2016
KUCHING, 4th OCTOBER 2016, TUESDAY: Sarawak Energy’s Murum Junction 275/33kV Substation was awarded the Best Project for Medium (Infrastructure) Category for projects costing between RM20 million to RM100 million at the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards (MCIEA) held in Kuala Lumpur on 23rd September 2016.
Organised by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), the event recognises best in class achievements of Malaysian construction industry players. This year, the 16th MCIEA received a total of 164 nominations with 21 award recipients for six categories: Best Contractor; Best Project; International Achievement; Special Awards; Individual Awards and Builder of the Year.
For the Best Project category, the awards recognise clients, consultants, contractors and construction managers who demonstrate excellence in project implementation. The evaluation was based on the project’s concept, design and planning and construction.
Sarawak Energy's Murum Junction Substation is part of the utility's transmission network, and is designed to integrate the Murum Hydroelectric Plant (HEP) into the Sarawak main grid. Located 160km away from Bintulu, along the Bintulu-Bakun road, it provides 275kV interconnection to the Bakun and Murum HEPs.
The substation improves the security and reliability of power supply to energy intensive industries in the region of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) as well as supply to surrounding areas such as Sg Asap and Belaga via designated 33kV system. Murum Junction Substation will also serve as a collector station for future HEPs in the Upper Rajang river basin.
The project was awarded to Pestech – High Line Joint Venture (PHLIV). The project was completed in 26 months and successfully energised on 4th September 2014.
The award ceremony was graced by the Minister of Works, YB Dato Sri Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof. Also present at the event were CIDB Chairman Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, its Chief Executive Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘ Asri Abdul Hamid and Senior General Manager for Technology Development Sector Dato Ir. Elias Ismail.
Receiving the award on behalf of Sarawak Energy was the Project Director for Project Execution-Transmission Substation Department, Mr Tan Hang Kiak while Pestech was represented by the company’s CEO, Mr. Paul Lim Pay Chuan.
Commenting on the award, Mr Tan said, “We would like to thank all those involved in the construction and the implementation of the project. This award is a result of good partnership and teamwork between Sarawak Energy, the contractor, consultants and the local communities.”