Earthworks for CCGT power plant project in Lutong to kick off soon

Posted on 09 Sep 2023
Source of News: The Borneo Post

MIRI: The earthworks for Miri Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant project should commence soon, said Mayor Adam Yii.

According to him, the works on the site at Lot 184 of Jalan Pantai in Lutong here would cover the initial activities such as surveying and site clearing, after which construction would take place next year.

“The Miri City Council (MCC) has approved the mobilisation of heavy machinery and equipment, the installation of project signage, and also installation of temporary traffic warning signs.

“The earthworks would take approximately 11 months to complete, and any further updates will be announced accordingly,” said Yii in the statement.

He also reminded the public that during the earthworks, motorists could expect traffic congestions, in line with the increase in the movements of heavy machinery and vehicles in, out and around the project site.

“There will be loud noises and dust too. Therefore, everyone must take safety precautions and adhere to the strict safety measures implemented.

“Respect all the safety signage, barricades and directions. Unless it is truly necessary, avoid passing the project site.”

The earthworks represent an essential step in developing the Miri CCGT power plant, a facility designed to enhance energy production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The project is owned by Petros Power Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros).