Thursday, December 6, 2018

Malaysia: Approval for 37 MW Tawau Geothermal Power Project Revoked

Govt scraps country's first geothermal power plant project (New Straits Times Online)

Government is willing to call for open tender if there were firms interested in continuing the project.

The approval given to Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd to build the country’s first geothermal power plant has been revoked on Aug 29, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the government decided to scrap the project due to the firm’s failure to carry out the project.

“There was no project progress and the drilling operations have ceased since the third quarter of 2016.

“It seemed that the company has ceased its operation and affairs at the site.