Sarawak Energy’s Gas Plant Project Breaks Four Engineering & Technical Records

KUCHING, 2 JULY 2019, TUESDAY: Sarawak Energy’s Tanjung Kidurong Combined Cycle Gas Power Plant project has made it into Malaysia Book of Records for various engineering and technical feats.

The 826MW power plant had been recognised for the Longest Towing Distance for High-Density Polyethylene; Biggest Reinforced Concrete Cylinder Pipe Jacking; Biggest 'Open Caisson' Cooling Water Pump House and Longest High-Density Polyethylene Pipe Submersion.

Vice President for Hydro Polycarp Wong received the certificate on behalf of Sarawak Energy from Chief Operating Officer of Malaysia Book of Records Christopher Wong. Christopher also presented the certificates to Sarawak Energy’s contractors - General Electric and Sinohydro at a ceremony held recently at the project site.

Speaking at the ceremony on behalf of Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer, Datu Sharbini Suhaili, Polycarp said, “We are focused on technical and engineering excellence in project delivery while prioritising safety. Having this project entering the Malaysia Book of Records was a pleasant bonus and not something we expected when we started the project.”

“This is testament to the team’s perseverance in thinking outside the box when searching for solutions. It was these solutions that managed to earn us results that we felt were worthy of submission to the Malaysia Book of Records,” he added.

Also present at the ceremony were Sarawak Energy Director for Project Control and Performance Management, Tay Hock Siew; Sarawak Energy Project Director of Tanjung Kidurong Combined Cycle Gas Power Plant Project, Chua Kim Leong and Khairulnizam Kassim, from General Electric. The event was also witnessed by Sinohydro Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd General Manager Liang Yu Fei and Project Manager Zhou Xiao Lin as well as management and staff.

Sarawak Energy’s Executive Vice President for Project Delivery Pramod Kumar Karunakaran attributed the record-breaking feat to great teamwork between Sarawak Energy and all its partners and contractors.

“These four records serve as recognition for the exceptional teamwork from all parties involved in the project. This project started out as a standard combined cycle gas power plant project, which then evolved as we had to expand the project scope due to site conditions,” Pramod said, when commenting on the recognition from Malaysia Book of Records.

The Tanjung Kidurong power plant, which commenced construction in 2016, is set to be one of the most efficient combined cycle power plants in its class in the world when it is completed in 2021 and will contribute to the generation capacity in Sarawak.

The energy development company and power utility harnesses Sarawak’s indigenous gas resources to ensure security of supply to provide all Sarawakians reliable and affordable power.

Polycarp receiving the certificate from Christopher (right) for the four record-breaking feats

Polycarp (second right) together with Chua (second left) and other guests looking at the model of Tanjung Kidurong power plant.