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Sihanoukville; new power generator operational soon.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 am

Coal-fired plant tests new power generator
Tue, 31 January 2017
Kali Kotoski

Structural testing of the third unit of a 700-megawatt coal-fired power plant under development in Preah Sihanouk province has begun, with the new unit expected to go online by the end of the quarter, a government official said yesterday.

The 135-megawatt power-generating unit, which was initially slated to be operational last month, will add to the existing 270-megawatt capacity of the massive Cambodia International Investment Development Group (CIIDG) power station, which first fired up in late 2014.

“The new unit is in its testing phase and will have a commercial operation date soon,” said Tun Lean, undersecretary of state for the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC).

A $383 million joint venture between CIIDG, owned by influential Cambodian People’s Party Senator Lao Meng Khin, and China-based Erdos Hongjun Electric Power Co is developing the power plant under a 33-year build-operate-own concession from the government.

While the company can officially start selling electricity from the new unit once it passes the compliance checks, Lean said the government has not set a definitive date to start purchasing electricity. That would depend on Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), the state-owned energy provider, he said.

Victor Jona, spokesperson for the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said the government hopes to have the third unit linked to the electricity grid within two months. “After it passes the tests, it will be connected to the national grid,” he said.

The plant’s increased output will help grow domestic energy production, Jona said, adding that the facility will continue to rely on Indonesian coal imports for fuel.

According to the EAC’s most recent annual report, the partially completed CIIDG plant was already the country’s single largest domestic energy provider, producing 1.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2015, nearly a third of Kingdom’s total production.

This easily eclipsed any single hydroelectric dam project, as well as the 100-megawatt coal-fired plant owned by Malaysia’s Leader Universal Holdings that sits adjacent to it. ... -generator
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Re: Sihanoukville; new power generator operational soon.

Postby Fourkinnel » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:40 am

Not far from SHV but how much of this produced power is going there? Does anyone know any figures? Some locals say the power lines all going to PP. The old diesel generators down near the port can still be heard when you drive past. And we still getting power cuts albeit not as bad as 3 or 4 years back! Loads and loads of new hotels casinos all taking power now.
So is it worth me getting a backup generator as thinking of doing or be optimistic and put on hold?
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Postby jmap » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:15 pm

hopelessly optimistic shv gets a good bulk of the power to accelerate my move there...
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Re: Sihanoukville; new power generator operational soon.

Postby Barang_doa_slae » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:39 pm

Don't tell me about this. I am so pissed off at SHV EDC managers right now.
For a couple of weeks they have been ruining our tranquillity by paying staff 350$ a month to fire noisy and polluting old KR era generators down my place just to probably pocket the out of the books electricity to pay for the new Lexus :angry:
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Re: Sihanoukville; new power generator operational soon.

Postby Sailorman » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:46 pm

Pieces of junk Pielstick diesels. Rebuilt a few years ago by a company out of Singapore. In the past I have refused shipping out on ships with Pielstick Diesels. (Colt-Pielstick) Total junk!

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