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KOTA MARUDU, SABAH

Development of mini and small hydro power plant is promoted by the government of Malaysia. In 2001, Malaysian Government launched “Small Renewable Energy Program” (SREP) to attract independent power producers to develop and build power plants based on renewable energy resources.


The government of Malaysia, through the Ministry of Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau Dan Air (KeTTHA), formed Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) with the objective of encouraging, administering and monitoring the development of Renewable Energy power plants by private developers. One River Power Sdn Bhd (1 River), a private company incorporated in Sabah, intends to develop small hydro power plants at Sungai Bengkoka, within the district of Kota Marudu, Sabah.

The project is located on the northern part of Sabah in the district of Kota Marudu

  • Sungai Bengkoka (Upper) with 10MW

  • Sungai Bengkoka (Lower) with 13.5MW

  • Sungai Togohu with 5.6MW

Total​ capacity generated from these three sites are approximately 29.1MW. Following are more details regarding the project tenure, commencement date, expected completion date, project owner, the off-taker, EPCC contractor, financier, design and project management consultant, environmental management consultant, main contractor, sub-contractor and the nominated M&E technology provider.

TENURE: 25 Years

COMMENCEMENT DATE: July 2016

EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE: 2022

PROJECT OWNER: One River Power Sdn Bhd (A Member of OHP Group)*

OFF-TAKER: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd

EPCC CONTRACTOR: KPOWER ENGINEERING SDN BHD & TELLHOW INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING CONTRACTING CO., LTD

FINANCIER: BPMB & Bank Muamalat Indonesia

DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT: Sigma Jelas Engineers Sdn Bhd/ WKV

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT: First Environmental Consultants Sdn Bhd

MAIN CONTRACTOR: KPOWER ENGINEERING SDN BHD

SUB-CONTRACTOR: YBS Tenaga Sdn Bhd

NOMINATED M&E TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER: Wasserkraft Volk AG

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PROJECT SITE DETAILS

Following is the tables for every plant details for Sungai Bengkoka (Upper), Sungai Togohu and Sungai Bengkoka (Lower):

Plant
Sungai Bengkoka (Upper)
Sungai Togohu
Sungai Bengkoka (Lower)
Installed Power (MW)
10.0
5.6
13.50
Annual Energy (GWh)
63.072
35.320
79.324
Design Flow (m3/s)
5.10
5.70
7.84
Gross Head (m)
200
100
175
Turbine
Pelton
Turgo
Pelton
Generator Type
Synchronous
Synchronous
Synchronous
Power Plant Type
Run-of-River
Run-of-River
Run-of-River
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