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Aug. 22, 2013
Sumitomo Corporation

Contract signing for construction of 1,000MW Manjung ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant in Malaysia

Sumitomo Corporation (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Kuniharu Nakamura), in a consortium formed with Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd. (head office: South Korea; representative: Charles Y. Kim; hereinafter, “Daelim”), has been contracted to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) operations for an ultra-supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant (1,000 MW x 1 unit) in Manjung, Perak State, Malaysia, being planned by Malaysia’s government-run power utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (head office: Malaysia; representative: Datuk Seri Ir. Azman Mohad.; hereinafter, “TNB”).
 
The Sumitomo Corporation - Daelim Consortium, as the nominated EPC Contractor of TNB, participated in the electricity tariff bidding for the IPP concession of the 1,000MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant, which was announced by the Malaysian government in December 2012. TNB was selected as the preferred bidder, and on August 21, 2013 Sumitomo Corporation signed an official EPC contract with TNB. The EPC contract amount is approximately 130 billion yen, and the construction is scheduled to commence in January 2014, with completion expected in October 2017.
 
This is Sumitomo Corporation’s fifth large-scale power plant construction project in Malaysia – the previous instances being the Prai gas-fired combined cycle power plant (350MW), the Tanjung Bin coal-fired power plant (700MW x 3 units), the Jimah coal-fired power plant (700MW x 2 units), and the Port Dickson 2 gas-fired combined cycle power plant (750MW) – and the total generating capacity of these power plants account for more than 20% of the Malay Peninsula’s entire power capacity. This is also its second overseas order for an ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant, the first being the Talin ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant (800MW x 2 units) in Taiwan.
 
As the Consortium Leader, Sumitomo Corporation will provide overall supervision and be in charge of auxiliary equipment supply and civil engineering/installation work. Hitachi, Ltd., has been assigned to manufacture the steam turbine and generator, and Babcock-Hitachi K.K. will be in charge of the boiler supply. The ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant equipment to be supplied by Hitachi and Babcock-Hitachi are of the highest world-class efficiency. Sumitomo Corporation aims to promote the Japanese state-of-the-art technology of ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants, and hopes to further expand its power infrastructure business on a global basis.


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