SEB deploys team to fix cables damaged by landslide in Lawas

SEB deploys team to reconnect underground cables damaged by landslide in Lawas.

KUCHING, Dec 9: Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) has deployed a team to reconnect the underground cables in Lawas which have tripped due to a landslide that happened on a roadside.

Despite the 33 kilovolt (kV) underground cable running from the 10 Megawatt (MW) Kota 2 mini-hydro power station to Loagan Salam which has tripped, SEB in a statement today said it did not affect the power supply in the surrounding area.

The company explained that adequate power supply generated from the backup Lawas diesel power station and the Kalamaku mini hydropower plant has been able to meet the area’s current load of 10 MW.

SEB’s northern region manager Tan Joo Kok said: “The team will initiate road repair works for safe access to Kota 2 mini hydropower station.

“We are thankful that no one was injured in the landslide and would like to caution road users travelling along that link until the road is cleared and repaired,” Tan said. —DayakDaily