Argentine firm IMPSA has signed a US$13 million contract with Malaysian TNB Repair and Maintenance Sdn. Bhd. REMACO - a subsidiary of TNB - to rehabilitate the Tenom Pangi hydropower plant on the Padas River in Sabah, Malaysia.
Sabah Electricity SDN BHD (another TNB subsidiary) has three 22-MW Francis turbines which, after rehabilitation, will generate 25 MW each, totaling 75 MW of installed capacity, to supply renewable energy to some 150,000 households in the region.
IMPSA's scope of supply includes the engineering, the hydraulic model, three new Francis runners and other turbine-related components. IMPSA will also be supplying the new control system, protection systems and ancillary equipment. IMPSA experts will be supervising plant erection and startup. The project is scheduled to be completed in 38 months.
Recently, IMPSA signed a US479 million contract with the Norte Energia consortium for the supply of four generating units for Brazil's Belo Monte hydropower project.
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