Currently, Sg Bengkoka Lower is completed and commissioned, but the project suffered damages due to flood and was unable to achieve its design capacity. SMEC will undertake a review and redesign in order to achieve Sg Bengkoka Lower’s installed capacity to allow for a faster modification and construction period enabling the hydropower plant to restart generation as soon as possible.
Construction of Sg Bengkoka Upper and Sg Togohu schemes, on the other hand, has partially commenced and SMEC will review and propose a revised design for the two hydropower plants in order to achieve their proposed installed capacities. For both projects, the turbine and generating units are on-site and the project components have to be optimised to suit their design parameters.
The client, KPower Engineering Sdn Bhd (KPEng), together with Tellhow International Engineering & Contracting Co Ltd, had taken over from the previous contractor to complete the engineering, design, procurement, construction and commissioning works. ORP, a subsidiary of OHP Ventures Sdn Bhd, was established to undertake the development of the project.
“This is a very good opportunity for us to solve the issues the client is facing and reinforce the strong capability statement that SMEC is a leader in the hydropower sector, be it small or major hydropower,” said Rajan Doraisamy, Regional Manager SMEC Malaysia.
The project started in March 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in 12 months.
SMEC’s technical specialists are presenting technical papers at this year’s Australasian Tunnelling Conference 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Specialists from SMEC’s Power and Energy team will deliver presentations at the 2023 All-Energy Conference in Melbourne. The annual conference is delivered in collaboration with the Clean Energy Council and grants attendees access to the most recent technology, information, and trends pertinent to professionals in the renewable energy sector.
SMEC has once again teamed up with the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young children in Vietnam. This marks SMEC’s second collaboration with the Vietnam-based nongovernment organisation, and together, they are focused on building a vital kitchen facility for Thanh Long Kindergarten in Ha Giang province, Vietnam. This project aims to improve the lives of 70 underprivileged children.
Specialists from SMEC Dams & Hydropower and Geotech teams will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 ANCOLD Conference in Cairns. The annual conference highlights the essential role that dams play in sustaining humanity through methods of water supply, energy production and minerals processing.