The RM4b 944MW Murum hydroelectric dam in the upper Rajang basin is expected to begin producing power for energy-intensive industries in early September. Installation of the turbines is currently underway and the wet commissioning of the first unit of the four turbines has been set on Aug 1. The Murum dam will have 4 turbines with a capacity of 236MW each as compared with Bakun dam’s 8 turbines. 6 turbines of the Bakun dam are in operations, with the final two turbines expected to be commissioned by the middle of 2014. The Murum and Bakun dam, which is owned by the Federal Government, are expected to generate firm outputs of 635MW and 1,771MW respectively (combined 2,406MW) when fully operational.
SEB has also inked a PPA with Indonesian power company PT PLN (Persero) to export 230MW to west Kalimantan from Jan 1, 2015.
Currently there are 5 companies started operations in Samalaju Industrial Park with total investment of RM29.1b and 15,000 employment opportunities.
1) Tokuyama LTD of Japan (polycrystalline silicon) - 140MW
2) Asia Mineral Ltd of Hong Kong (silicon manganese) -270MW
3) OM Holdings Ltd of Singapore (fero manganese) - 500MW
4) Press Metal Bhd of Malaysia (aluminium ingots and billets) - 700MW for smelters in Samalaju and Mukah
5) Asia Advanced Material of Korea (metallic silicon)
16 companies including one Malaysian-owned company have been approved to invest in SIP
30 October 2012
Samalaju Industrial Port Sdn Bhd expects construction of phase one of the RM1.8b Samalaju Port to be completed by the 1Q2016.
It will have an annual handling capacity of 18m tonnes of cargo for SIP.
In the interim, the port plans to provide facilities for industries at SIP starting in the 2Q2013 with an annual handling capacity of 4m tonnes of cargo.
For future expansion, if the need arises, the port can handle a total of 30m tonnes annually.
Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd has been given the task to build, own and operate the Samalaju Port on some 450ha of land set aside by the state government.