Jacobs Engineering Scores Major Malaysian Project Contracts
The contracts call for the Pasadena, California-headquartered engineering company to manage the detailed civil and structural design for the balance of plant (BOP) facilities and for the cooling water intake and discharge system at the new 2,000 megawatt (MW) power plant, which is located near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
The Jimah East Power project involves the construction of two coal-fired units of 1,000 MW each, as well as bulk earthworks, storm water drainage, underground sewer utilities, fencing and coordination of various underground services.
The structural scope covers foundation design for all BOP components and design for the cooling water intake and discharge system components. Services also include geotechnical design and local authority submissions, as well as construction phase services.
“Jacobs has extensive experience in providing services for power projects throughout the region,” said Jacobs Group Vice President Peter Brettell. “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.”
The project is expected to be completed in two stages, the first in 2018 and the second, the following year.