Marubeni awarded Contract for EPC for one of the world's largest tropical Biomass and Clean Coal-Cogeneration plant by TP Utilities Pte. Ltd. in Singapore

Feb. 09. 2010
Marubeni Corporation

 Tokyo, Japan, 8 February 2010 - Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) has been awarded a Contract for EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction), worth approximately USD 250 million, for the Biomass and Clean Coal Cogeneration Plant by TP Utilities Pte. Ltd.(“TPU”), a subsidiary of Tuas Power Ltd, one of the major power companies in Singapore.

The Singapore government has been attracting petrochemical companies to the Tembusu area of Jurong Island, and TPU is building a utility complex to cater to the utility needs of such companies setting up industries in the Tembusu area. The mentioned cogeneration plant, which is the heart of the complex, is the first and largest of its kind in Singapore to employ a fuel mix of coal and tropical biomass (palm kernel shell) for the generation of utilities.

Marubeni has extensive experience in constructing cogeneration plants that utilize Circulation Fluidized Bed (CFB) boilers, a technology that is well adapted to the firing of diverse fuels, in various countries such as Japan, China and Thailand. A highly efficient CFB boiler with a capacity of 450t/h and a turbine generator of 101MW output will be installed for this plant, which will also be equipped with a backup boiler of 200t/h to enhance reliability of steam supply.

Tuas Power President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Lim Kong Puay said, “We place great importance on the success of the Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex and in this regard, we are pleased to forge a partnership with Marubeni, a reliable EPC contractor”.

Marubeni’s Executive Officer, COO, Plant, Ship & Industrial Machinery Division Mr. Shingo Tsuda said. “We have well experienced and extensive capability of EPC project, and will promise to fulfill the client’s expectations with our responsibility to successfully manage and execute the project”.

Steam will be made available to the customers in the second half of 2012 and construction of the plant is scheduled to be concluded by the end of 2012. TPU plans to complete the rest of the complex by 2014 and Marubeni is currently in discussion with TPU to finalize the expansion plan for the Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex.

Through this project, Marubeni will seek future opportunities of constructing such power and cogeneration plants in South East Asia, an area with abundant tropical biomass.     

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Marubeni Corporation Corporate Profile
Marubeni Corporation is one of the largest General Trading Companies in Japan who has 114 bases in 69 countries and more than 200 operating companies. In addition to our legacy trading operations, the company is also capable of acting as a contractor for EPC projects by combining engineering functions and risk management capabilities in various fields such as, Power and Water Projects, Oil and Gas, Steel, Pulp& Paper, and Transportation Infrastructure.

Tuas Power Ltd Corporate Profile
Tuas Power Ltd is a key solutions provider of energy and utilities, as well as environmental services in Singapore. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huaneng Power International, Inc., is the third largest power generation company in Singapore. It commands about 24 percent of the Singapore generation market. Tuas Power is also the first in Singapore to develop and maintain large?scale trigeneration plants for petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies through one of its subsidiaries.

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