A subsidiary of Malaysia’s Malakoff Corporation Bhd has awarded the contract to build a new supercritical coal fired power plant to a consortium led by Alstom.

Tanjung Bin Energy Issuer Bhd awarded the contract – estimated to be worth over €1 billion – to Alstom, Mudajaya and Shin Eversendai. The partners will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the 1000 MW Tanjung Bin plant in Johor, Malaysia.

Alstom’s share in the contract amounts to €830 million, says the French engineering firm, which will supply all key power generation equipment and be in charge of the overall engineering, project management and commissioning.

Alstom is also building the 1000 MW Manjung supercritical power plant in Malaysia.

Tanjung Bin will be commissioned in 2016. Alstom will engineer, supply, construct and commission the 1000 MW supercritical steam turbine and generator, the supercritical boiler, power plant auxiliaries such as mills and air-preheaters as well as proprietary environmental control systems.

The emissions at the plant will be significantly reduced through the use of low NOx burners, a highly efficient seawater flue gas desulphurisation facility and fabric filters to lower NOx, SOx and dust emissions.