15 July 2021
Cooling Energy Supply Sdn Bhd (CESSB) has commenced the operation and maintenance of the district cooling facility at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on July 1, 2021.
CESSB is a joint-venture (JV) between Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Engineering Corporation Sdn Bhd (TNEC), and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) 100 per cent-owned subsidiary, Airport Ventures Sdn Bhd.
In a statement today, TNB said under the 20-year Concession Agreement signed by both parties, CESSB will operate, maintain, and upgrade the existing district cooling cogeneration plant, one of Malaysia’s largest district cooling plants in Malaysia.
“The JV company will also sell, distribute, and supply cooling energy and electricity to customers in KLIA and surrounding facilities using reliable, modern and efficient technology,” it said.
CESSB will modernise the gas-powered facility to fully electric, resulting in the KLIA plant producing cooling energy with higher efficiency, thus significantly reducing KLIA’s operating costs by over RM50 million per annum.
TNEC chairman Lim Fu Yen said the collaboration between TNB and MAHB via CESSB accentuates TNB’s aspiration to be the leading provider of sustainable energy solutions in Malaysia and internationally.
“We are confident that this collaboration will significantly and positively contribute to the great customer experience that all KLIA passengers can enjoy,” he added.
TNEC is a specialist in sustainable energy system engineering, and a market leader in the business of development, operation, and maintenance of district cooling systems and large-scale solar plants with a proven track record in Malaysia and abroad.
Apart from operating and maintaining six district cooling plants in Malaysia, the company has also completed the development of a few other local district cooling plants, two district cooling plants in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, and three large-scale solar plants in Malaysia. – Bernama