KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) 1,071-megawatt (MW) power plant in Seberang Perai, Penang, currently the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine plant utilising Siemens H-Class technology, is on track for commercial operation on Jan 1, 2016.

The RM2.5 billion project is currently 94 per cent completed, said TNB in a statement here today.

The power plant is built on the same site of TNB’s decommissioned Prai power station.

The new high efficiency power plant comprises two blocks of single shaft combined cycle gas turbines that utilise the most efficient H-Class technology gas turbine with an block efficiency rate of 59.7 per cent.

Construction work commenced on May 2, 2013 after TNB and its partner, Samsung Engineering & Construction, beat 18 other international bidders to build, own and operate a 1000-1400MW power plant.

Samsung is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor of the project. – BERNAMA

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