SMEC’s Hydropower & Dams Group has been awarded Sarawak Energy’s contract to conduct the feasibility study and tender design for an extension of Bakun Power Station.
Following the completion of the pre-feasibility study last year, SMEC, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, was appointed again for this project to provide an in-depth analysis on the possibility of increasing the existing hydropower scheme capacity, without interrupting the operation of the existing power plant and without drawing down the reservoir level.
In the pre-feasibility report, it was suggested that a 300MW extension was possible by constructing a 1.2km-long, 8.5m-diameter headrace tunnel through the dam’s right abutment to a new underground power station. The new power station will have a single 300MW generator unit that will utilise the redundant 12m-diameter diversion tunnels of the existing scheme as the new tailrace.
SMEC’s project team will review the pre-feasibility study and confirm the development option for the extension. Other services to be provided include a Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study, concept study report, basis of design for civil, electrical and mechanical aspects, tender design report, tender specification and drawings, training of client personnel and generic specification for SCADA, communications, controls and protection.
The project win is due to the team’s familiarity with the geological site conditions and ability to field a project team consisting mainly of engineers who have previously worked on the existing 2,400MW Bakun Power Station or other hydropower projects in Sarawak.
Surbana Jurong has secured the contract to provide development management services for several plots of land in Ancol Bay in North Jakarta.
Owned by Indonesian property developer Manggala Krida Yudha, the total land area spans 60ha and will contain mixed developments comprising two-to four-star hotels, service apartments, commercial buildings and shopping centres.
With Surbana Jurong’s in-depth market knowledge and leadership, the client has trusted the Development Management team to deliver and effectively represent his interest.
Further to the Ancol Bay project, Surbana Jurong’s Development Management team has also been contracted by Manggala Krida Yudha to manage all their company’s developments in the area, including Ancol Marina, where he owns two islands totalling 1,300ha in size. Its concept master plan was developed by Surbana Jurong’s master planners in 2015.
Surbana Jurong (SJ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Phu Long Real Estate Joint-Stock Corporation (Phu Long) to collaborate on township and property development in Vietnam. Phu Long is a subsidiary of Sovico Holdings, one of Vietnam’s leading investment groups in the aviation, banking, finance, real estate and industrial sectors.
SJ will provide expertise in the areas of master planning, design services, coastal engineering and project management to Phu Long’s projects.
The MOU was signed by Mr Teo Eng Cheong, SJ’s CEO International (Singapore, North Asia, South-east Asia) and Mr Nguyen Thanh Quang, Phu Long’s Chairman. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Teo said, “We are proud to be one of Phu Long’s strategic partners. Our local knowledge, coupled with global experience, allows us to assist Phu Long in achieving the goal as one of Vietnam’s largest property developers.”
The MOU signing ceremony was also attended by Mdm Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Chairman of Sovico Holdings, and Mr Nguyen Thanh Hung, Founding Chairman of Sovico Holdings. In her speech, Mdm Thao recalled the satisfactory 10-year cooperation between Phu Long and Surbana Jurong and hoped to see more of such collaborations with Surbana Jurong in the company’s plans for the future.