Malaysia’s Lahad Datu Energy to submit EIA report for 300 MW coal plant

23 August 2010 – Malaysia’s Tenaga Nasional’s Lahad Datu Energy will submit a revised detailed environment impact assessment (DEIA) report to the Department of Environment (DOE) for its proposed 300 MW coal fired power plant in Sinakut, Lahad Datu, Sabah.

Tenaga Nasional said Lahad Datu Energy together with its consultants were reviewing areas of concern highlighted by the DOE when it rejected the environment assessment report submitted earlier.

The DOE had asked for a more detailed report on mitigation measures for the proposed plant and an EIA for transmission route, which is an additional requirement not required in the original terms of reference. Lahad Datu Energy will seek clarification on the level of detailed information required by DOE before submitting its revised DEIA report.