Hyundai Engineering has awarded two contracts to Jacobs Engineering to support the 2,000MW coal-fired power project Port Dickson, about 60 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Under the contracts, Jacobs will provide civil and structural design services for the balance of plant facilities and the cooling water intake and discharge system for Jimah East power project.

The company will also oversee bulk earthworks, storm water drainage, underground sewer utilities, fencing and coordination of various underground services.

The structural scope comprises foundation design for all BOP components and design for the cooling water intake and discharge system components.

Additional services include geotechnical design and local authority submissions, as well as construction phase services.

Jacobs Group vice-president Peter Brettell said: "We’re delighted to contribute our experience to this important project for Malaysia as it continues to expand its power generation capacity to service its rapidly growing economy and strengthen the national grid."

Expected to be highly efficient, the facility features two ultra-super-critical pressure generation units, each with a capacity of 1,000MW.

The project is planned to start operations in 2018, and reach full production in 2019.