Kuala Lumpur, 14 December 2012: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) signed the Electricity Supply Agreement for the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line.
Chief Executive Officer of MRT Corp, Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid and TNB’s Senior General Manager (Operations – Region 1), Distribution Division, Datuk Ir Mustafa Din signed for their respective organisations in a ceremony at MRT Corp’s Headquarters today.
The Electricity Supply Agreement signed today also provides for the supply of power for the operation of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line until 2050.
The user connection charge for power supply for both construction and operation is RM173.1 million. This is based on a Special Tariff – Customised Commercial Traction Tariff.
Under the agreement, TNB will be supplying for a maximum demand level of 116.5MW. These will be supplied through seven 33kV Main Switching Substations which will be built at the Sungai Buloh Depot, Taman Industri Sungai Buloh Station, Section 16 Station, Semantan Portal, Cochrane Launch Shaft, Taman Cuepacs Station and Kajang Station.
On top of that, TNB will be constructing two 132/33kV Transmission Main Intakes which will be built at the Semantan Portal and Cochrane Launch Shaft.
Construction is expected to be completed by 31 July 2017.
Power supply for the construction of the MRT is expected to begin by the end of this year while commencement of power supply for MRT operations will coincide with the operationalisation of the first phase of the MRT line from Sungai Buloh to Semantan by 31 December 2016.
Dato’ Azhar thanked TNB for the cordial atmosphere during the negotiations which preceded the inking of the Electricity Supply Agreement. “Such an environment paved the way for a smooth negotiation process which resulted in us signing
this important agreement today,” Dato’Azhar said.
Dato’ Azhar also thanked TNB for agreeing to the Special Tariff for the MRT.
“The MRT is a Government project which is for the benefit of the rakyat. I’m very happy that TNB recognised this and agreed to the Special Tariff for the MRT,” he said.
Datuk Ir Mustafa expressed his appreciation to MRT Corp for working together to achieve the signing of the Electricity Supply Agreement. He said TNB will deliver power supply for the MRT project in accordance with its requirement.
“I understand Phase One for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line will begin by 31 December 2016 while Phase Two will open in July 2017, allowing the whole line to be operational,” he said.
Datuk Ir Mustafa said TNB was honoured and proud to be able to be part of the MRT project which is a major Government infrastructure project that will benefit the rakyat and boost the nation’s development.