Jimah East power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-MalaysiaCoal}}Jimah East power station, also known as the Project 3B, is a proposed 2,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Jimah, Malaysia.


The project is adjacent to the existing Jimah Power Plant in Mukim Jimah, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. That plant is shown below.[1]

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Background on Plant

In April 2013 the Energy Commission (EC) shortlisted five consortia to tender for the 2,000 MW Project 3B coal-fired power plant, to be developed at the respective consortium's proposed site. The five shortlisted consortia are 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Formis Resources Bhd, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), Malakoff Corp Bhd and YTL Power International Bhd. 1MDB has proposed the plant to be located at Jimah, Negri Sembilan, while Malakoff has proposed Pulau Carey, Selangor. Both Formis and YTL Power have proposed Tanjung Tohor, Johor. TNB has proposed Tanjung Hantu - Segari, Perak.[2]

In March 2013, it was announced that 1Malaysia Development Bhd and partner Mitsui Co Ltd had been selected to build the project, offering a levelised tariff of 25.33 sen a kWh. The project would use IHI ultra-supercritical technology steam generator and two units of Toshiba turbo generator.[1]

The selection followed an intense period of lobbying for the project by the two front runners, YTL Power and 1MDB.[3]

In February 2015 1MDB said it expected to withdraw from the 3B power project due to lack of funding, thereby allowing Malaysia's largest power group Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to take over the project.[4] Due to the transfer Project 3B has been postponed from the originally proposed October 2018 start date to June 2019.[5]

In August 2016, it was reported that construction had begun on the project.[6]

In March 2017 it was reported the plant was on-track for completion in December 2019.[7]

Construction was 75% complete as of April 2018.[8]

In May 2019 it was reported that Unit 1 will be commissioned in June 2019 and Unit 2 will be commissioned in December 2019.[9]

Unit 1 was commissioned on August 21, 2019. Unit 2 remains on track for commissioning in December 2019.[10]


Jimah East Power (JEP) is the operator of the proposed project. TNB holds a 70% stake in JEP while Mitsui & Co Ltd owns the remaining 30% through 3B Power. In July 2015, TNB said Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc, one of Japan’s biggest regional power utilities, might take up half of Mitsui's interest in 3B Power,[11] a deal announced in January 2016.[12]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Jimah East Power
  • Parent company: 70% Tenaga Nasional Bhd, 15% Mitsui, 15% Chugoku Electric Power
  • Location: Mukim Jimah, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan[3]
  • Coordinates: 2.5916, 101.7246 (location of the Jimah Power Plant. Project 3B will be built adjacent to the existing plant)
  • Status: Unit 1: Operating (2019), Unit 2: Construction
  • Capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1-2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type:  Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2019
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