Malaysia’s largest solar ranch more than 50% completed


Malaysia ’s first large-scale solar (LSS) project, which is owned by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), is now more than 50% completed.

TNB said the construction work for the 50MW capacity solar-farm site is progressing at a significant pace since the project started in July last year.

Among the major activities are the structuring of solar panels, the installation of 132kV underground cable and 10km fibre optics.

TNB VP of energy ventures Datuk Nor Azman Mufti said the construction works in building the 132kV substations and control rooms have been implemented.

“The installation of more than 238,000 unit solar panels is in full swing.

“We are confident that the project can achieve the scheduled commercial operation date of Nov 1, 2018,” he said in a statement recently.

The LSS project is developed by TNB Sepang Solar Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of TNB, on a 98ha site in Mukim Tanjung 12, Kuala Langat, Selangor.

The company said TNB Engineering Corp Sdn Bhd is the main contractor responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the solar project.

TNB secured the bid for the LSS project worth more than RM300 million last year as the power company pursued its renewable energy (RE) agenda.

The national utility firm plans to increase power generation from RE initiatives.