With the strong increase in electrical power consumption in Malaysia, the Malaysian government has allowed private investors to develop several large power stations. The largest of these is the 3 x 700 MW Tanjung Bin Power Station in the state of Johor, in the south west of the Malaysian peninsula.
Zelan joined force as the with Sumitomo for the development of 2,100 megawatt coal-fired power plant in southern Johor state to supply electricity to state utility Tenaga Nasional. The Tanjung Bin power station comprises of 3 plants of 700 megawatts each (3x700MW) .
Tanjung Bin Power Plant is known as the largest power plant in the south west of the Malaysia.
Zelan Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd (Zelan), was responsible for the EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) of the entire Civil, Structural and Building M&E Services scope of works (Civil Scope). Of the RM5.7 billion, Zelan did the civil works amounting to RM1.4 billion while its Japanese partner Sumitomo Corp supplied the generator, turbine and boiler. This project put Zelan on the global map as an EPCC specialist.
The construction of the 3 x 700 MW power units at Tanjung Bin Power Station was undertaken by a consortium under Sumitomo and Malaysian company Zelan for all civil works. Turbine, boilers and related electrical and mechanical balance of plant were supplied by Toshiba and IHI. The 700 MW units are equipped with Sea Water FGD.