Located in Malaysia, the Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric Project will provide 460 gigawatt hours of energy each year to surrounding communities, while improving power system security and reducing carbon emissions. SNC-Lavalin’s joint venture with two local consultants was awarded a contract to provide a range of services for the project, including detailed engineering design for the main civil works, engineering design review of the electrical and mechanical works, project management and site supervision.
Providing world-class expertise
The project includes the construction of two dams and the installation of two 125-MW hydro turbines and generators in an underground power station. Two 7.5-MW units will also be installed in a remote surface power station. In the process, the facility’s water transfer scheme will be converted to a power scheme, and its gated spillway will be replaced by an ungated spillway for added safety at the remote concrete dam. The remote site access road will also be relocated from low ground to high ground along ridges as a value engineering cost optimization.
Exemplary safety standards
The stringent health, safety and environment standards being successfully applied across the project recently lead to over 6 million person hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). Tenaga Nasional Berhad presented the main civil works contractor with an Excellence in HSE Performance Certificate to acknowledge the achievement.