Prai Power Station
Malaysia (1977 - 1978)

In the 1970s, this single-shaft Prai Power Station is the first-of-its-kind in South East Asia that utilizes turbines to produce energy which are converted into electrical energy with the help of the generator.

As with most of the groundbreaking projects we built, this single-shaft power plant was the first of its kind in South East Asia during the 1970s. Utilising the largest gas turbine size, it has an extremely high energy efficiency rate of approximately 54% compared to the national average of 35%.

The Prai Power Station uses use turbines to produce energy by burning natural gas and the heat produced from the combustion is used to heat water in boiler.

Water in its liquid state is converted to steam upon heating and is channeled to the turbine. The pressurised steam flow imparts high volumes of heat energy on the blades and shaft of the turbine causing it to rotate. The rotational mechanical energy is converted to electrical energy using a generator.

Client National Electricity Board, Malaysia
Scope of Works
  • Administration building
  • Power House
  • Turbine blocks
  • Boiler Plinths