Marubeni awarded a Contract for EPC for Biomass and Clean Coal-Cogeneration plant Stage 2A by TP Utilities in Singapore

Sep. 26. 2011
Marubeni Corporation

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) has been awarded a Contract for EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction), worth approximately USD 220 million, for the Biomass and Clean Coal Cogeneration Plant Stage 2A by TP Utilities Pte. Ltd. (“TPU”), a subsidiary of Tuas Power Ltd, which is one of the major power companies in Singapore.

In line with the plans of the Singapore government to develop the Tembusu area of Jurong Island into a new petrochemical sector, TPU is building an integrated utility complex to provide one-stop utility solutions to companies in the area. Based on its extensive experience in constructing cogeneration plants, Marubeni was awarded the EPC contract for Stage 1 of TPU’s Tembusu project in February 2010. Construction of Stage 1, which includes a Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) Boiler supplied by Sumitomo heavy Industries, a turbine generator supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and two gas-fired boilers for the Biomass-Clean Coal (BMCC) Cogeneration Plant, is currently underway and will be completed in 2012.

After securing utility contracts from customers from various countries, TPU decided to expand its supply capacity to meet customer demand. Stage 2A of the project will comprise one CFB boiler with a capacity of 450t/hr, a 32.5MW turbine generator and another gas-fired boilers with a capacity of 200t/hr to TPU’s BMCC Cogeneration Plant. This new expansion project is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2014.

Director of TP Utilities Mr. Lim Kong Puay, who is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Tuas Power Ltd, said, “We forged a good working relationship with Marubeni while working on Stage 1 of our Tembusu project. The continuation of this relationship to the next stage will enable us to complete the project smoothly and successfully”.

Marubeni’s Executive Officer, Plant & Industrial Machinery Division Mr. Motoo Uchiyama said “For this important project, we will continue to be fully committed as the prime contractor, and fulfill our responsibility to successfully manage and execute the project.”

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

Marubeni Corporation Corporate Profile
Marubeni Corporation is one of the largest General Trading Companies in Japan who has 119 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.

TP Utilities Corporate Profile
TP Utilities Pte Ltd manages all businesses related to the Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex (TMUC), which is currently under construction in the Tembusu industrial area of Jurong Island. When completed, TMUC will provide an integrated suite of multi-utility services to customers in the area. TP Utilities is a subsidiary of Tuas Power Ltd, a key solutions provider of energy and utilities, as well as environmental services in Singapore.