Malaysia to undertake CCS installations at scale on coal plants

4 July 2023

Toshiba Energy Systems and TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, a national utility company in Malaysia, have agreed to further collaborate on CO2 capture technology implementation at thermal power plants in Malaysia. The two companies will hold discussions and begin full-scale introduction of CCS technology from September 2023, including the acceptance of TNB Genco's engineers to Toshiba ESS facilities.

The agreement will promote the introduction of CO2 capture equipment for coal fired units, such as the relatively new Jimah East Power coal-fired power plant, and any other plan owned by TNB Genco. Specifically, from September of this year, TNB Genco's engineers will be given training and personnel development support related to the delivery and operation of CCS equipment at locations within the Toshiba ESS Group.

Since 1968, Toshiba ESS has delivered 28 steam turbines totalling a capacity of 6752 MW to thermal power plants in Malaysia, and 4 turbines totalling 108 MW to hydro power plants. Of these, 19 steam turbines totalling 4,461MW have been delivered to 4 power plants owned by TNB and TNB Genco.

Shinya Fujitsuka, director and senior VP of the Power Systems Division at Toshiba ESS, said, "[This] memorandum of understanding will enable us to contribute to Malaysia's decarbonisation goals by leveraging TNB Genco's operational expertise in thermal power plant operation and Toshiba ESS' expertise in CO2 capture technology, which it has cultivated through demonstration projects and the network it has built up in Malaysia”.

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