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    Malaysia completes 235-megawatt power plant

    Tenaga's Pakistan plant up and running
    28 August 2001
    TENAGA Nasional Bhd's wholly-owned gas-fired Liberty Power power plant in Pakistan has commenced commercial operation and made its first delivery last Friday.

    With a 25-year concession to generate and sell power at an average of 4.7 US cents per kilowatt hour, the 235-megawatt plant is set to become a steady and significant source of revenue for the national utility company.

    Tenaga chief executive officer Datuk Fuad Jaafar said this at a press conference last Friday.

    The power produced is entirely for domestic consumption in Pakistan.

    Business Times reported yesterday the plant was set for another delay pending a reliability run test at the plant.

    Tenaga officials clarified that the test was completed last Friday and the team tasked with the job has returned to Malaysia.

    The power plant is up and running, they confirmed.

    Liberty Power is Tenaga's only overseas power generation venture, construction of which was completed in 1998, but its start-up was not effected until last Friday.

    Tenaga had signed a power purchase agreement for Liberty Power in 1995 which was endorsed by the then Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto's administration.

    Benazir was subsequently replaced by Nawaz Shariff who in turn lost his job to General Perves Musharraf in October 1999.

    Tenaga meanwhile expects to send a delegation to Singapore next month to explore the possibility of acquiring power plants there, Fuad said.

    Singapore is reportedly planning to sell three power plants, namely the PowerSenoko, PowerSeraya and Tuas Power.

    Thanks for sharing, this is more great devolpment news. Thank you Malaysian brothers and sisters



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