SEB – Baleh Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant 1285 MW – Sarawak - Project Profile
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The Government of Sarawak through Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) is undertaking the construction of Baleh Dam and Hydroelectric Plant project in central Sarawak, Malaysia.
The project involves the construction of a dam with 1,285MW hydroelectric plant and 73km road network from Nanga Mujung in Kapit to the project dam site Sungai Dapu.
Baleh Dam Project: It includes the construction of a 204m high concrete-faced rockfill dam with a 1,285MW hydroelectric plant in eight packages. The first three packages will comprise of diversion tunnels, main civil works, and main electrical mechanical works and the remaining five packages will consist of jetty, bridges and road, transmission line and substation.
The dam includes the construction of a substation, a powerhouse, the installation of transformers, generators, turbines and the laying of transmission lines.
Belah Dam Access Road Project: It includes the construction of 73km of access road which will be implemented through 16 phases in three main packages
Package A (Phases 1 to 7) involves the construction of 36km comprising eight bridges. Package B (Phases 1 to 4) involves the construction of 14km (36km to 50km) comprising 10 bridges. Package C (Phases 1 to 5) involves the construction of a 23km road (50km to 73km) comprising nine bridges.
Public Works Department (JKR) has been appointed as implementing agency. JKR will act on behalf of SEB in delivering the project.
GHD Perunding Sdn Bhd has been appointed as a consultant to conduct both pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, encompassing technical and social environmental impact assessment (SEIA) studies with MWH Global and Chemsain Konsultant Sdn Bhd as sub-consultant.
In January 2013, Public Works Department (JKR) awarded US$20 million contract to Samado Sdn Bhd for the construction of the first phase of Package B.
In December 2013, 22% of works were completed on the first phase of Package B.
In February 2014, SEB invited companies to submit pre-qualification applications. The pre-qualification applications were for main civil works (dam and spillway) and electrical and mechanical works (powerhouse civil works).
On January 12, 2015, SEB issued a tender for design and construction of diversion tunnels with submission deadline as April 8, 2015.
On March 13, 2015, SEB received approval from the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) for Social and Environment Impact Assessment (SEIA).
In July 2015, SEB has tendered out three of the eight major work packages for the Belah Dam Project. Later, the tender process was delayed due to a request from the state government for additional time to inspect the SEIA.
In December 2015, construction works on the first phase of Package B were completed.
On April 30, 2016, Public Works Department (JKR) signed US$140 million contract with four contractors; namely Debessa Development Sdn Bhd, Pekerjaan Piasau Konkerit Sdn Bhd (Package B, Phase 2), Untang Jaya Sdn Bhd and Samado Sdn Bhd for Package A (Phases 2-7).
Pekerjaan Piasau Konkerit Sdn Bhd has been appointed as a general contractor for Access Road: Package B, Phase 2.
In May 2016, construction works on Packages A commenced.
In September 2016, SEB received formal approval from the state government to proceed with the construction of the dam of the project.
In October 2016, construction works commenced on the second phase of Package B.
Construction work on Package A and Package B are underway, with scheduled for completion 2020.
Designing and building the main dam civil works contract was awarded to China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd and local firm Untang Jaya Sdn Bhd for US$700 million in March 2017.
Design works for the construction of main dam is expected in August 2017 with construction to commence in October 2018 and the entire project is scheduled for completion in 2025.
The project involves the construction of a dam with 1,285MW hydroelectric plant and 73km road network from Nanga Mujung to the project dam site Sungai Dapu in Kapit town, Belaga district, central Sarawak, Malaysia.
The US$2,374 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a gated chute channel spillway
2. Construction of five power tunnels
3. Construction of shafts
4. Construction of an intake structure
5. Construction of a power station housing five generator units