Media Statement

13 AUGUST 2020

Sarawak Energy confirms a fire incident at Sejingkat Power Station at 5:45am on 13 August 2020, damaging one out of four turbine head units. There were no injuries reported with no related outages in the Kuching area.

The fire was extinguished by the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department together with the Sejingkat site emergency response team and the site has been secured. The relevant authorities have been informed.

Sarawak Energy is investigating the cause of the incident, and as part of its learning from safety incidents, will share the findings with the Group. Sarawak Energy’s top priority is the safety of staff and the community. The team at Sejingkat ensures quick and effective incident responses, and swift and safe mitigation through emergency response preparedness including regular fire drills.

The 210MW Sejingkat Power Station is a coal-fired power plant and its first two units were commissioned in 1997. With 217 personnel operating at the station, it serves to provide additional security of supply to complement Sarawak’s predominantly renewable hydro generation mix.