Pöyry, an international consulting and engineering company, has won a contract to develop a 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Malaysia. UITM Solar Power Dua Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the Universiti Teknologi MARA, has awarded Pöyry with the owner’s engineering (OE) services assignment for the solar PV project.
This will be Pöyry’s second solar OE assignment in Malaysia, further strengthening the company’s commitment to the Malaysian energy market. This 25 MW project, which will be the second project of its kind owned by UITM Solar Power, will be located in Johor, Malaysia.
The value of the order has not been disclosed. The order has been recognized within the Energy Business Group order stock in H2 2018.
Pöyry’s range of services includes assistance with procurement for the engineering procurement construction (EPC) contract, engineering review, project management and construction monitoring which includes defect notifications up to a period of 24 months after the solar power project’s targeted commercial operation date.
“For the client to have awarded Pöyry this assignment reflects confidence in Pöyry’s expertise. We are very pleased to have won this assignment through a process of tough competitive bidding and to be able to build our relationship with UITM Solar Power which has aspirations of developing many more such projects in Malaysia” says Petteri Härkki, Regional Director of Pöyry.
UITM Solar Power is developing large scale solar PV plants to roll out green energy generation projects throughout the ASEAN region.
Malaysia is a growing economy with spiking energy demand. With a fast-growing economy, the nation has chosen to turn to solar to meet energy demand as well as cut down on harmful emissions.
In April 2018, in an effort to expand the reach of solar power in Malaysia, the country’s leading utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) entered into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 60 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects.
In March 2018, TNB had entered PPAs with six separate project developers to establish a combined 180 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects.
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