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BMC And DES 66kV Switchyard Handover Ceremony
2009-05-14


BMC Chief Executive Officer (Left) shakes hands with Director of DES after the handover ceremony of the 66kV Switchyard.


Lumut, Kuala Belait – Today, Brunei Methanol Company (BMC), and the Department of Electrical Services had a handover ceremony for a 66KV Switchyard located near the Lumut Power Station (LPS) at Jalan Kecil Lumut.

Yang Mulia Hj Osman bin Hj Tamin, Director of Department of Electrical Services was present to acknowledge the handover of the electrical sub-station from Mr Kinya Tsuji, Chief Executive Officer of BMC. Present to witness the handover ceremony were senior officers from the Department of Electrical Services, Ketua Kampong of Lumut, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Pestech-SLCC Joint Venture, Sungai Liang Authority, Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn. Bhd and Brunei LNG.

On 1st July 2008, Pestech –SLCC Joint Venture was awarded to construct the 66kV outdoor switchyard at LPS and 66kV underground cable links from LPS to the BMC/DES 66kV substation. Pestech-SLCC Joint Venture successfully completed and handover the project to BMC on 30th April 2009 as scheduled. The substation is equipped with a state of the art protection and control system, digital tele-protection and communication system.

The Substation Control and Monitoring System (SCMS) equipment incorporated into this project is the first of its kind operating in Negara Brunei Darussalam utilizing the latest IEC 61850 international standards. This new system is flexible and ‘open’ enough for all power utility and industrial applications, being applicable at all voltage levels. The inter-connecting BMC/DES substation is fully automated with remote control and indication facility installed at the Lumut Power Station. The communication media between the two sites are through installed fiber optic cable.

The 66KV Switchyard will be supplying the power demand to operate a 66kV hybrid switchgear to Brunei Methanol Plant sub-station located at the Methanol Plant.

 
 
 
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