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BANK PEMBANGUNAN MALAYSIA BERHAD INKS DEAL WITH PULAU INDAH POWER PLANT SDN. BHD. TO CO-FINANCE DEVELOPMENT OF RM3.3 BILLION 1,200 MW POWER PLANT

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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 (“Power Plant”) project in Pulau Indah, Selangor (“Project”). 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 to RM2.7 billion.


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 thirty-five 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, Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari. Also in attendance were Worldwide Holdings Berhad (“Worldwide Holdings”) Chairman, Y.B. Dato’ Nor Azmie Diron; Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Lee Chi-Beom as well as representatives 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 Malaysia 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 of 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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PIC 1:Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad Inks Deal With Pulau Indah Power Plant Sdn. Bhd. to CoFinance Development of Rm3.3 Billion 1,200 Mw Power Plant


Signatories (Seated, from left)

  1. Maybank Investment Bank Berhad - Wong Kwok Kuan, Regional Co-Head, Debt Markets
  2. Maybank Islamic Berhad - Marzita Mohd Rasul, Senior Director, Corporate Banking
  3. PIPP Sdn Bhd - YBhg. Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria, Executive Director
  4. Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad - Zulkeefli Mad Karim, Chief Financial Officer
  5. United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd - Ng Wei Wei, Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Banking

Witness (Back row, from left)

  1. Wong Kim Choong, CEO, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd
  2. YB Dato' Mohamed Rafique Merican bin Mohd Wahiduddin Merican, CEO, Maybank Islamic Berhad
  3. HE Lee Chi-Beom, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea
  4. YAB Dato' Seri Amirudin Shari, Chief Minister of Selangor
  5. UYB Dato' Nor Azmie Diron, Chairman of PIPP Sdn Bhd
  6. YB Dato' Muzaffar Hisham, GCEO, Global Banking of Maybank


About Bank Pembangunan
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (“BPMB”) was incorporated on 28 November 1973 as a development financial institution to assist small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. BPMB’s role includes the provision of various financing facilities, training and advisory services, particularly to Bumiputera entrepreneurs. Today, BPMB provides medium to long-term financing to the strategic sectors of the economy.


Owned by Minister of Finance (Incorporated), BPMB has been accorded the highest rating of ‘AAA’ by both RAM Rating Services Berhad and Malaysia Rating Corporation Berhad. It is regulated and supervised by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Development Financial Institution Act 2002.


With a Group Total Assets value of RM25 billion (as at 31 December 2019), the BPMB Group is well-positioned to meet the financing and business development needs of Malaysian businesses.


For more information, please contact:
Anita Ramly
Head, Corporate Communications
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad
Tel: (03) 2611 3346
Email: anita.ramly@bpmb.com.my


Izzat Ratna
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad
HP: (012) 642 1889
Email: izzat@bpmb.com.my



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