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The Project

The Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) is the first high technology industrial park in Malaysia. The park is hugely successful and has experienced exponential growth. Due to the increasing customer-led demand, transmission and distribution expansion was necessary. 

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Our Approach

  • The Challenge

    Develop a cost effective and technically suitable solution for the expansion of the Kulim Hitech Park transmission infrastructure to cater for existing and future customer requirements.

  • The Solution

    ESB International undertook network studies to produce an optimal expansion plan. This plan covered required capital investment, future customer requirements and operational capabilities. A new 132/33/11 kV substation suitable to cater for current and future customer demand with enhanced operability of the entire Kulim network.

What we delivered

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A power system simulator (PPETM) modelled the Kulim network. We developed an optimal solution to cater to the current and expected load, delivering maximum operational flexibility and cost-effectiveness.  

ESB International undertook the tendering and Owners Engineer role for the expansion project.


The Results

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  • Transmission and Distribution network was optimised for current and future load growth.  
  • Network losses optimised. 
  • Network operational capability optimised. 
  • Flexible and cost-effective solution.  
  • The substation was commissioned successfully in 2017.

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