Shizen Malaysia to Build One of the Largest Floating Solar Facilities in South East Asia

May 2022

Japanese EPC contractor Shizen Energy, through its local unit, Shizen Malaysia Sdn Bhd, is planning to build a 150 MW floating solar power plant in Durian Tunggam Dam, Melaka state. The firm is forming a consortium with Nusa Baiduri, the project owner to establish the Malaysian solar facility, which will be one of the largest floating solar facilities in South East Asia once completed.

The consortium will be selling the generated power to a government-linked water supply company, Syarikat Air Melaka Bhd (SAMB). As part of the project, Shizen Malaysia commenced its feasibility study from March 15, 2022, for a maximum duration of 12 months. Should the feasibility study yield positive results, the construction of the floating solar facility of 150 MW will start in a sequence of Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Shizen Malaysia CEO, Alvin Koh, stated that the firm will continue to explore and invest in all forms of renewable energy, to meet the demand for Malaysia’s transition to net zero. The floating solar has particularly provided an exciting opportunity for the firm to contribute to the water utility sector across Malaysia. It is also in line with Japan-led Asia Energy Transition Initiative (AETI). To date, Shizen Malaysia has developed renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of 200 MW in Malaysia.

(Sources: Shizen Energy; PV Magazine; Solar Quarter)

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