Posted on : 25-11-2009 | By : sabah today | In : News
November 25, 2009
KOTA KINABALU, Nov 25 (Bernama) — The proposed 300MW Kimanis Power Plant (KPP) at Kampung Kuala Benoni, Kimanis, Papar, is expected to meet Sabah’s increasing electricity demand.
It will also be incorporated into the state power grid.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman will officiate the ground-breaking ceremony for the KPP tomorrow, marking a new milestone for Sabah.
A statement issued by the Yayasan Sabah here on Wednesday, said the planned capacity of the KPP would be implemented in two phases.
The first phase would have a capacity of 100 MW and in the second, it will be increased by another 200 MW.
The KPP, covering 41 hectares, is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
The KPP is a joint-venture between PETRONAS Gas Berhad and the Yayasan Sabah Group through its wholly-owned company, NRG Consortium Sdn.Bhd.
The KPP is one of the major spinoffs of the proposed Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) project in Kimanis.
A portion of the natural gas produced from the offshore fields of Sabah will be used as feed gas to power the plant, the statement explained.
Under an agreement signed last year, Kimanis Power Sdn Bhd (KPSB) was established to implement the project with Petronas holding a 60% stake and the Yayasan Sabah Group, 40%.
KPSB is to develop,operate and maintain the KPP’s infrastructure and facilities as well as undertake the sale and delivery of electricity produced.
With the strong partnership between the Yayasan Sabah Group and PETRONAS Gas Berhad, the state’s power generating capacity is expected to increase tremendously to meet current and future needs, in tandem with the rapid industrial and economic growth.