The 29 MW project will be located in Sungai Petani, in the Malaysian state of Kedah. Pöyry says it has already completed the design, preparation of technical specifications, and selection of an EPC contractor.
Overall, the company expects to provide assistance in project management, design review, and site supervision services for a period of eight months.
Leader Solar Energy was granted approval to build, own and operate the 29 MW solar PV plant in December 2016. According to its website, it is expected to be operational by mid-2018.
“The new Leader Energy solar PV plant will be one of the first large scale ground-mounted solar PV projects in Malaysia and is a good showcase for our continuing commitment to the Malaysian power market,” comments Petteri Härkki, Regional Director of Pöyry.
The order value was not disclosed; however, it was said to have been recognized in the Energy Business Group order stock in H2 2017. No further project details were provided.
Pöyry says it has been involved in more than 200 solar PV power projects with over 10 GW of generating capacity globally. It adds that it is involved in around 5 GW of new power generation capacity under construction in the Malaysia.