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DAGANG NEWS - Bank Pembangunan co-finance RM3.3bilion Pulau Indah Power Plant
Monday, 29 March 2021

Kuala Lumpur: Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) today announced that is has clinched a deal with Pulau Indah Power Plant Sdn Bhd (PIPP) to co-finance the development of a RM3.3billion 1,200 MW Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine power plant project in Pulau Indah, Selangor.

The deal is for the financing, design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing, commissioning, ownership, operation and maintenance of the Power Plant by PIPP.

The financing for the Power Plant will be provided by three financial institutions namely BPMB, Maybank Islamic Berhad (MIB) and United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOBM) via a Fresh Commodity Murabahah Term Financing-I Facility amounting RM2.7billion.

Situated in Mukim Klang, Daerah Klang, Selangor, the Project sits on 60 acres of reclaimed land adjacent to the Port Klang Free Zone which lies on the northern bank of Selat Lumut. The site is accessible by road via Lebuhraya Pulau Indah, Persiaran Masjid Sultan and Jalan Sidang Adnan and is approximately 35 kilometres from Klang town.

Pulau Indah was formerly known as Pulau Lumut and most of the land mass has been developed for port facilities as well as for industrial estate.

The signing ceremony which took place in Selangor today was officiated by Menteri Besar Selangor, Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari. Also in attendance were Worldwide Holdings Berhad Chairman, Dato’ Nor Azmie Diron; Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Le Chi Beom as well as representative from the three financial institutions including BPMB.

BPMB’s President/Group Chief Executive Officer, Arshad Mohamed Ismail said, we are extremely pleased to have entered into this deal with PIPP to part finance the Power Plant in Pulau Indah, Selangor as the Project has significant, economic, environmental and social benefits. Together with our co-financiers, we look forward to the successful development of the Project.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Mid Term Review of the 11th Malaysian Plan and the Generation Development Plan 2020 – 2030 all outlined sustainable development objectives and mitigation of climate change. Therefore, as a Development Financial Institution, BPMB’s role in nation building and our continuous support towards the Government’s agenda will be emphasised through the Project, Arshad elaborated.

PIPP, which is 75% owned by Worldwide Holdings and 25% owned by Korea Electric Power Corporation received a letter of award from the Suruhanjaya Tenaga on 10 September 2019 to undertake the Project. The Project involves construction and development of a 1,200MW combined cycle gas-fired Power Plant and its related facilities in Pulau Indah, Klang Selangor.

Meanwhile, on 7 August 2020, PIPP signed the Power Purchase Agreement with TNB whereby the sale on the Power Plant’s entire daily available capacity and net electrical output to TNB has been contracted for a period of twenty-one (21) years from the Commercial Operation Date of the First Generating Block.

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