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KUCHING, July 3: Sarawak Energy Berhad’s Tanjung Kidurong Combined Cycle Gas Power Plant project has made it into the Malaysia Book of Records for engineering and technical feats.
The 826MW power plant has been recognised for the Longest Towing Distance for High-Density Polyethylene; Biggest Reinforced Concrete Cyclinder Pipe Jacking; Biggest ‘Open Caisson’ Cooling Water Pump House and Longest High-Density Polyethylene Pipe Submersion.
Its vice-president (hydro) Polycarp Wong received the certificate on behalf of Sarawak Energy from the chief operating officer (COO) 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 at the project site recently.
“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 a 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,” said Polycarp at the ceremony on behalf of Sarawak Energy Group chief executive officer Datu Sharbini Suhaili.
Meanwhile, Sarawak Energy’s executive vice-president (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-cum-power utility harnesses Sarawak’s indigenous gas resources to ensure the security of supply to provide all Sarawakians reliable and affordable power.
Also present at the ceremony were Sarawak Energy director (project control and performance management) Tay Hock Siew, Sarawak Energy project director (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.