Malaysia’s Miri Town 33kVindoor substation issued stop order due to security concerns

Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) has temporarily stopped work on the construction of the RM10.5 million Miri Town 33kV Indoor Sub-Station in Malaysia due to the safety and security concerns of its employees and contractor workers caused by the ongoing land ownership dispute.

The construction of the indoor sub-station along Jalan Pujut-Lutong started early this year and was scheduled for commissioning by August 2018.

“Unfortunately, this will cause a delay in the timely completion of the substation,” it said in a statement, adding that it was optimistic of a speedy resolution between the authorities concerns and claimants.

The indoor sub-station, when completed, would reinforce electricity supply for the city’s central business district complementing the existing Miri Town 33kV outdoor sub-station that is more than 30 years old.