Global Marine Systems completes installation of Malaysian power cableProjects and Operations // September 17, 2010
Global Marine Systems has announced the completion of a 12km power cable installation in Malaysia – connecting the Kapar Power Station to the island of Pulau Ketam.
The recently installed cable system crosses one of Malaysia’s main shipping channels, and serves Port Klang, Kuala Lumpur’s main port. As a result, the island of Pulau Ketam, which had previously been dependent on costly generators for electricity, now has a permanent power source.
Of particular note is the 12m depth at which the cable has been buried.
Based upon a study commissioned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) which looked ahead at potential port requirements over the next 50 years, future dredging requirements dictated that the cable be buried to a depth of 12m.
This depth was required to ensure the cable was fully protected throughout its life and did not limit the expansion of the port.
The project was managed on behalf of TNB by, Abadi Ria Sdn Bhd (ARSB).
“This was a highly complex project and Global Marine Systems rose to the occasion, bringing a much needed, dependable power supply to the area,” said Rosdin Anang, Project Manager, Abadi Ria Sdn Bhd.
Uraduct cable protection was installed at the edges of the 1.5km wide 12m burial section to provide long-term protection on each side of the shipping channel.