TNB'S NEW POWER PLANT AT TELUK RUBIAH WILL BE ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY

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LUMUT, April 24 (Bernama) - The new Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) power plant

to be built at Teluk Rubiah here will fully operate using the latest environment

friendly technology.

TNB vice-president (generation) Datuk Mohd Nazri Shahruddin said it will use

Ultra Super Crictical Technology making it the first such plant in South-east

Asia.

He said the technology from France and China was proven to reduce carbon

monoxide emission and can efficiently control sulfate dioxide.

"We assure the public especially those near the power plant that it will not

pollute the environment," he told reporters after the ''Jana Manjung Fellowship

Ride (JMFR) programme here today.

The new power plant will be build next to Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station

(SJSAS).

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Nazri said the new power plant will use coal as fuel and will produce

1,000MW of electricity.

"The contract with a leading contractor was signed on March 31st 2011 and

initial work like levelling the project site is in progress.

"If all work goes according to schedule, the plant costing about RM5bil is

expected to start operation on March 31 2015," he added.

TNB is also building Ulu Jelai power plant in Pahang costing RM2.2 bil and

Hulu Terengganu plant in Terengganu costing RM1.25bil.

- BERNAMA

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