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Altech Chemicals electrical substation work nears completion at HPA site in Malaysia

Remaining construction for the plant, which is subject to final funding, is expected to be 24-months with first HPA output anticipated in late 2021.

Altech Chemicals Ltd - Altech Chemicals' electrical substation work nearing completion at HPA site in Malaysia
The completed maintenance workshop at the HPA plant site in Johor, Malaysia

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) is nearing completion of construction works at its electrical substation at the high-purity alumina (HPA) plant site in Johor, Malaysia, ahead of schedule.

Construction began in September 2019 and is progressing well with the superstructure nearing completion and architectural detailing and the mechanical fit-out expected to begin shortly.

The overall completion of the substation is expected to take place in May 2020.  

Electrical substation construction

The substation design is in accordance with the requirements of the local electricity service provider TNB (Tenaga Nasional Berhad), the largest electricity utility in Malaysia.

All required approvals have been received for the structural, mechanical and electrical elements of the facility.

Once the completion and a handover inspection have taken place, the substation will be turned over to TNB for inspection by its projects team ahead of switchgear installation, which will take place in parallel with the balance of HPA plant construction.

Electrical substation roof construction in early January 2020

On-site, the EPC construction team and its subcontractors have completed a total of 117,425 lost time injury (LTI) free hours.

Stage I and II activities have seen a total of 241 employees and contractors inducted onto the construction site, and all works have been conducted with no first aid or medical treatment cases.

Stage II engineering activities continue to progress, with SMS Group GmbH (SMS) having placed orders with around 80% of the third-party engineering long-lead item vendors for completion of their vendor engineering packages.

SMS has also continued to work on completion of equipment arrangement drawings, piping and electrical layouts using the latest design information provided by these equipment vendors.

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