Malaysian firm plans 10-mw biomass plant

April 2nd, 2013 , The Phnom Penh Post

A Malaysian-base[d] energy service group has plans to spend roughly $10 million to build a biomass power plant in Cambodia.

Wah Seong Corporation Berhad’s plant would have a production capacity of up to 10 megawatts, said the group’s chief executive, Chan Cheu Leong, in an article by The Star yesterday. The cost of building a plant is about $1.2 million to $1.5 million per megawatt, he added. …

Chea Chan Thou, project co-ordinator with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, said that the plant would ideally be built in the country’s western region, where many rice mills are located. One potential challenge is that rice production depends on climate, he added. …

Low Wei Xiang
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