Currently, Sg Bengkoka Lower is completed and commissioned, but the project suffered damages due to flood and was unable to achieve its design capacity. SMEC will undertake a review and redesign in order to achieve Sg Bengkoka Lower’s installed capacity to allow for a faster modification and construction period enabling the hydropower plant to restart generation as soon as possible.
Construction of Sg Bengkoka Upper and Sg Togohu schemes, on the other hand, has partially commenced and SMEC will review and propose a revised design for the two hydropower plants in order to achieve their proposed installed capacities. For both projects, the turbine and generating units are on-site and the project components have to be optimised to suit their design parameters.
The client, KPower Engineering Sdn Bhd (KPEng), together with Tellhow International Engineering & Contracting Co Ltd, had taken over from the previous contractor to complete the engineering, design, procurement, construction and commissioning works. ORP, a subsidiary of OHP Ventures Sdn Bhd, was established to undertake the development of the project.
“This is a very good opportunity for us to solve the issues the client is facing and reinforce the strong capability statement that SMEC is a leader in the hydropower sector, be it small or major hydropower,” said Rajan Doraisamy, Regional Manager SMEC Malaysia.
The project started in March 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in 12 months.
In a strong display of commitment to environmental sustainability, around 50 SMEC employees recently laced up their running shoes to participate in the “Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan” (Earth Run) 2023 held on 26 November at Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City. The event featured three run categories – 5K, 10K, and 25K – and was organised by the Green Media Events Company.
To bolster environmental stewardship, SMEC joined forces recently with the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) for a successful tree planting initiative in Vietnam. The activity, held at Me Linh Station for Biodiversity, located around 50km north of Hanoi, marked a significant step in SMEC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.
The Malawi Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) has recently appointed SMEC to prepare the Lunyangwa Dam Safety Management Plan.