Pekan solar power plant : Jacobs wins contract from Hanwha Energy
Pekan solar power plant : Jacobs, a US construction company, has been selected by Hanwha Energy to provide owner’s engineer services for supporting the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a new 100MW solar power plant in Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.
Upon its commissioning, the Pekan solar power plant will be linked to the electricity transmission system operated by Tenaga Nasional.
Hanwha Energy anticipates the Pekan solar power project to enter into commercial operation in 2021.
Patrick Hill – Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President Global Operations, commenting on the Pekan solar power plant contract, said: “This project is a great opportunity for us to continue to support Malaysia as it expands its renewable energy sector in pursuit of more affordable, sustainable and cleaner energy to meet the future needs of its nation.”
The Pekan solar power plant is among the five projects that were selected in a national large-scale solar (LSS) third procurement program headed by the Malaysian energy commission Suruhanjaya Tenaga. The LSS program has an objective to diversify the power generation mix in Malaysia and boost the renewable resources in the Asian country from 2% to 20% by 2030.
Jacobs said that it was involved actively in the first (LSS1) and also the second (LSS2) phase of the LSS scheme, in which it had fulfilled owner’s engineer, independent engineer and lender technical advisor roles for various projects procured under the program, which includes a 49MW project in Sungai Siput, Perak under LSS1, and three 30MW projects in Pahang, Negeri Sembilan and Kedah under LSS2.