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GE helps power Malaysian 1000 MW ultra-supercritical power plant

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As part of a contract worth over €1 billion, Malakoff Corp. Berhad’s (Malakoff) 1000 MW Tanjung Bin energy power plant (T4) has entered commercial operation on schedule. GE’s Steam Power Systems, together with its consortium partners: Mudajaya and Shin Eversenda, has executed the engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the plant. The ultra-supercritical, coal-fired power plant, which commenced construction in March 2012, was completed on schedule.

GE was the leader of the consortium, engineered and supplied key equipment and was responsible for the overall integration and commissioning of the plant. The plant operates on GE’s most modern steam turbine and generator technology, its ultra-supercritical boiler and GE’s proprietary environmental control systems. The emissions at the plant are significantly reduced through the use of low NOX burners, a highly efficient seawater flue gas desulfurisation facility and fabric filters to lower nitrous oxide, sulfur oxide and dust emissions.

“GE’s highly efficient technology solution implemented at our T4 plant is helping us to ensure the generation of affordable electricity at lower environmental impact,” said Habib Husin, acting CEO, Malakoff Corporation Berhad. “This ultra-supercritical plant will deliver an additional 1000 MW to the grid.”

“GE’s Steam Power Systems pioneered ultra-supercritical steam generation and is today one of the technology leaders in advanced and ultra-supercritical technology. This technology has achieved efficiencies up to 47% – above the global average rate of existing power plants of around 30% – lowering fuel consumption and emissions. Each additional percentage point in efficiency reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 2 to 3%,” said Andreas Lusch, CEO, GE’s Steam Power Systems. “This project is another example of GE’s commitment to the development of energy mix diversification in the region. The plant provides enough energy to power 2 million people.”

GE’s Steam Power Systems has installed 320 GW of power across the globe with all fuels available – from coal to nuclear energy to biomass.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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