November 26, 2009 14:16 PM
Kimanis Power Plant Can Solve Sabah's Growing Demand For Electricity - Musa
KIMANIS (Sabah), Nov 26 (Bernama) -- The Kimanis Power Plant (KPP) at Kampung Kuala Benoni, Kimanis, Papar, can cater for Sabah's increasing electricity demand said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman Thursday.
He said the project, a joint-venture between PETRONAS Gas Berhad and Yayasan Sabah Group through its wholly-owned company, NRG Consortium Sdn Bhd would be able to produce 300MW of electricity by 2014.
"The power plant will increase the capacity of electricity produced in the state to supplement those produced by the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB). The KPP will also be incorporated into the state power grid to help stimulate Sabah's economy," he told reporters after the KPP ground breaking ceremony here Thursday.
A portion of the natural gas produced from the offshore fields of Sabah will be used as feed gas to power the plant.
The KPP, covering 41 hectares, is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.