Renown cable manufacturer, Southern Cable has secured an underground cabling job from utility giant Tenaga Nasional Berhad estimated to be worth RM18.5 million.
The contract will include the supply and delivery of underground cables and conductors for the Distribution Network Division of TNB which will be for a period of 6 months from October 2021.
“This latest contract award from TNB, to whom we have supplied power cables and wires for more than 16 years, highlights the continued growth for new cables and wires to support the nation’s increasing energy requirements. Not only that, we expect new infrastructure and development projects under the upcoming Budget 2022 to be a catalyst to propel the need for cables and wires. We are already seeing a surge in enquiries and orders as activity returns, as more states transition to Phases 3 and 4 of the National Recovery Plan. We look forward to meet the higher demand, by leveraging on our comprehensive product range and track record of supplying diverse sectors including power,
renewable energy, telecommunication, construction and infrastructure and others.” Mr. Tung Eng Hai
In the 12th Malaysia Plan, the Government announced various measures to improve the electricity subsector, including increasing the installed capacity of renewable energy generation from 22.4% in 2020 to 31% by 2025.
Southern Cable belives its well positioned to serve various requirements of the renewable energy sectors in Peninsular and East Malaysia, such as solar, biomass, biogas, mini hydro, wasteto-energy and others, which all require cables and wires for power distribution. Tung added: “In the near term, we are expecting higher orders from the solar power industry, as more projects such as the Large Scale Solar 4 scheme commence.
The group is a key supplier to the industry due to its comprehensive product range, quality since its TUV SUD certified cables and wires not only can be used to connect solar projects to the grid, but also within the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed in buildings and solar farms.