Jacobs was appointed as the owner’s engineer for the Pulau Indah power plant in December 2020. Image courtesy of Jacobs.
The Pulau Indah gas-fired power plant will have an installed capacity of 1.2GW. Image courtesy of Worldwide Holdings Berhad.
Worldwide Company became the majority owner of the Pulau Indah power plant in November 2020. Image courtesy of Worldwide Holdings Berhad.

The Pulau Indah power plant, also known as the Tadmax Indah power plant, is a 1.2GW gas-fired, combined-cycle power project being developed in the Pulau Indah Island of Malaysia.

The gas-fired power station is being developed by Pulau Indah power plant (PIPP), a consortium of Worldwide Company (75%), and Korea Electric Power Corporation (25%).

The construction works on the £678m ($837m) project are expected to be started in the first quarter of 2021.

Scheduled to commence operations by January 2024, the Pulau Indah power plant (PIPP) is expected to supply enough electricity to power approximately 500,000 households in Kuala Lumpur.

Location and site details

The Pulau Indah gas-fired power project is located  at Pulau Indah, in the Klang district, Selangor, Malaysia.

The project is being developed on a 60acres-site owned by Pengerang Industrial Park (PIP), approximately 50km away from the capital city Kuala Lumpur.

Pulau Indah power plant make-up

The Pulau Indah gas-fired power plant will comprise two single-shaft combined-cycle generating units of 600MW capacity each.

Each unit will be equipped with a 9HA.01 gas turbine from General Electric (GE).

GE’s HA gas turbines feature advanced materials and improved cooling, aerodynamics, combustion, and digital competence.

While natural gas will be the main fuel for power generation, the plant will use distillate as the backup-up fuel.

Power purchase agreement

PIPP signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Tadmax Resources for the Pulau Indah power plant with utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in August 2020.

The PPA will be effective from January 2024 for a period of 21 years.

Contractors engaged

US technical consultancy Jacobs was contracted for the owner’s engineer services for the Pulau Indah power project in December 2020.

The scope of the contract includes the design review, construction monitoring, project management, warranty support, as well as technical advisory services.

Posco Engineering and Construction Company in consortium with Mitsubishi Corporation and PEC Powercon was selected as the preferred bidder for the £416m ($534m) engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the Pulau Indah -fired power project  in November 2018.

GE will supply the gas turbines to the Pulau Indah power project and the plant will also be backed by a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with GE.

Pulau Indah gas power project background

The Pulau Indah gas-fired combined-cycle power project was awarded to Maxim Global (formerly Tadmax Resources) by the Energy Commission (EC) of the Government of Malaysia in August 2016.

KEPCO signed on a joint development agreement (JDA) to participate in the project with 25% ownership in 2017.

The partnership was joined by Worldwide Company, a Selangor state-linked firm, with a 35% share and sale purchase agreement (SSA) with Maxim Global Berhad in March 2020.

Worldwide Company further acquired Maxim Global Berhad’s remaining 40% share in PIPP in November 2020.