Manjung Unit 4 is now in operation. The plant is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and is producing efficient and reliable power for the equivalent of more than 2 million homes.
The 1,000 megawatt ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant was delivered by an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) consortium of Alstom and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC). Black & Veatch was selected by CMC to provide engineering services and procure major balance-of-plant equipment.
"We have deep knowledge of worldwide suppliers allowing us to source high quality equipment from Europe, China and Malaysia for this project. Combined with a detailed understanding of different global and local engineering standards and codes, our approach allows us to procure equipment worldwide while at the same time controlling costs.”
Mark Fournier, Project Director, Black & Veatch
Quality assurance and controls were key to the project’s success, helping the plant meet expected performance levels.
“We worked closely with suppliers throughout to ensure that both schedule and international standards were consistently met,” said Zhiqiang Shan, Project Manager, Black & Veatch. “This often resulted in us being deeply involved in reviewing their design, carrying out shop inspections during the manufacturing process or dispatching a resident Quality Control Inspector to the factory for several months.”
Black & Veatch has formally pre-qualified hundreds of quality Chinese equipment manufacturers. As well as China, equipment was globally sourced from Spain, Denmark and Malaysia. The company also served as CMC’s technical advisor.
Located in Ipoh, the plant will meet rising power demand as Malaysia’s industrial and commercial sectors grow.
- See here for more background information on Manjung Unit 4.
- The balance-of-plant for the equipment and systems included coal and fly ash handling system, cycle makeup treatment system, wastewater treatment system, induced draft fan, cooling water pump, generator set-up transformer and unit auxiliary transformer.
- Manjung Unit 4 was constructed on a brownfield site in Ipoh, approximately 200 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.
- Manjung Unit 4 is owned by TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, state-owned power generation transmission and distribution company.
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