THE Klang Valley MRT project achieved another milestone when an Electricity Supply Agreement was signed between Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on 14 December 2012.
The agreement was for the supply of electricity for the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh- Kajang (SBK) line and also for MRT operations for the line until 2050.
MRT Corp Chief Executive Officer Dato' Azhar Abdul Hamid and TNB's Senior General Manager (Operations-Region 1), Distribution Division Datuk Ir Mustafa Din signed for their respective organisations in a ceremony held at MRT Corp headquarters in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Based on a Special Tariff, namely the Customised Commercial Traction Tariff, the connection charge for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line is RM173.1 million.
Under the agreement TNB will be supplying a maximum demand level of 116.5MW. These will be supplied through seven 33kV Main Switching Substations which will be built at seven locations namely the Sungai Buloh Depot, Taman Industri Sungai Buloh Station, Section 16 Station, Semantan Portal, Cochrane Launch Shaft, Taman Cuepecs Station and Kajang Station.
TNB will also be constructing two 132/33kV Transmission Main Intakes at the Semantan Portal and Cochrane Launch Shaft.
The construction of these facilities is expected to be completed in time for the MRT's operations by 31 December 2016.