Tanjung Bin Power Project

Client: Tanjung Bin Power Sdn. Bhd.
Completion Date: 2007
Location: Tanjung-Bin, Southwest Johore, Malaysia


The Tanjung Bin Power project consists of a nominal 2,100-MW power plant and high-voltage interconnection facilities. The power plant comprises three 700-MW steam-electric coal-fired units, a coal system with storage and handling facilities, seawater once-through cooling, seawater flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system for each unit, and a 500/275-kV switchyard. The boilers are subcritical. The project was developed and is owned and operated by TG Bin Power Sdn. Bhd. The project also included the high-voltage work necessary to connect the plant to the grid, comprising approximately 100 km of transmission lines and the extension of an existing 500/275-kV substation.

The plant is located at the mouth of the Sungai Pulai River, in Tanjung-Bin, Southwest Johore, Malaysia. The project included extensive dredging, land reclamation, and soil improvement activities. 

All project engineering, procurement, and construction services were provided by a consortium between Sumitomo Corporation of Japan and Zelan Holding Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia. Under subcontracts to the consortium, Toshiba Corp. provided the project engineering and steam-turbine generators, and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. supplied the boilers and other equipment. Air pollution control equipment included low-NOx burners, electrostatic precipitators, and seawater flue gas desulfurization equipment provided with each boiler.

Bituminous and sub-bituminous coal fuel for the plant is imported from countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Coal is transported to the site via ocean-cargo vessels and a jetty was constructed for the berthing of 150,000-ton bulk carriers.


Burns & McDonnell, with SLP Perunding, provided the independent engineering services for the project.
  • Technical assessment report for bankers
  • Review of seawater FGD for compliance with permits
  • Periodic site visits and progress reports
  • Certified milestone payment requests
  • Consulted on project issues
  • Reviewed and approved performance test procedures
  • Witnessed performance tests and prepared reports
  • Conducted operational audits