Currently, Sg Bengkoka Lower is completed and commissioned, but the project suffered damages due to flood and was unable to achieve its design capacity. SMEC will undertake a review and redesign in order to achieve Sg Bengkoka Lower’s installed capacity to allow for a faster modification and construction period enabling the hydropower plant to restart generation as soon as possible.
Construction of Sg Bengkoka Upper and Sg Togohu schemes, on the other hand, has partially commenced and SMEC will review and propose a revised design for the two hydropower plants in order to achieve their proposed installed capacities. For both projects, the turbine and generating units are on-site and the project components have to be optimised to suit their design parameters.
The client, KPower Engineering Sdn Bhd (KPEng), together with Tellhow International Engineering & Contracting Co Ltd, had taken over from the previous contractor to complete the engineering, design, procurement, construction and commissioning works. ORP, a subsidiary of OHP Ventures Sdn Bhd, was established to undertake the development of the project.
“This is a very good opportunity for us to solve the issues the client is facing and reinforce the strong capability statement that SMEC is a leader in the hydropower sector, be it small or major hydropower,” said Rajan Doraisamy, Regional Manager SMEC Malaysia.
The project started in March 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in 12 months.
Specialists from SMEC’s Water Resources team will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference in Sydney. The annual event has been hosted by the FMA for over 50 years, and is the most esteemed flood risk management forum of its kind in Australia.
The SMEC RITES JV has been overseeing the management and implementation of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project since early 2022, with foundation stone laid in October 2022 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
SMEC has been engaged by DT Global, through the Australian Government-funded Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP), to undertake a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Pauanda Hydropower Project in Papua New Guinea.
SMEC’s bridge structures specialists are presenting technical papers at the 2023 Australian Small Bridges Conference, Australasia’s largest bridge exhibition, held on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Conference will feature a comprehensive exhibition, providing attendees the opportunity to view and discuss innovative products and services now available from bridge contractors, designers and suppliers.