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Hanwha Energy Corporation Selects Jacobs to Advance Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant; Patrick Hill Quoted

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Patrick Hill
Patrick Hill

Jacobs has been selected by Hanwha Energy Corporation to deliver owner's engineer services to support the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a new 100 megawatt alternating current (MWac) solar photovoltaic power plant in Malaysia, Jacobs announced on Thursday.

"This project is a great opportunity for us to continue to support Malaysia as it expands its renewable energy sector in pursuit of more affordable, sustainable and cleaner energy to meet the future needs of its nation," said Jacobs People & Places Solutions senior vice president Global Operations Patrick Hill.

Jacobs will support the plant and connect it to the electricity transmission system operated by utility provider Tenaga Nasional. Hanwha Energy Corporation has expected the project to begin commercial operation in 2021.  

The project is one of five selected in a national Large-Scale Solar (LSS) third procurement program led by Suruhanjaya Tenaga, Malaysia's Energy Commission. The LSS program will diversify  power generation mix and increase the country's renewable resources from 2 percent to 20 percent by 2030.

Jacobs has been involved in both the first (LSS1) and second (LSS2) phase of the LSS scheme. The company has fulfilled owner's engineer, independent engineer and lender technical advisor roles for a variety of projects under the program, including a 49 MWac project in Sungai Siput, Perak under LSS1 and three 30 MWac projects. 

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