YTL clinches three awards at Asian Power Awards 2017
Asian-Power, 21 September 2017
Over a hundred senior executives and prime industry figures flocked to the Conrad Bangkok on September 20 for the awards night in Thailand. The gala night featured 64 awards this year as nominations jumped to 135.
The awards were expertly judged by John Yeap, Partner, Head of Energy – Asia at Pinsent Masons, and Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director at AWR Lloyd, and Mike Thomas, a partner at The Lantau Group. John Goss, Managing Director of Ceejay AOD, also gave a speech at the awards ceremony on behalf of the judges.
Asian Power publisher Tim Charlton congratulated the awardees, saying "On behalf of the Asian Power team, we are humbled and again grateful for spending your time with us tonight. We are honoured to turn the spotlight on 2017's key players who bested others in a drive for efficiency, sustainability, and productivity in the power sector."
YTL Corporation Berhad's CEO Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh, who won 2017's CEO of the Year award, said, "We are truly honoured to be here because we represent all the unsung heroes of the power industry: junior engineers, senior civil engineers, mechanical engineers, administrators, finance. Being in the power industry is not easy. To bring light to the nation is not easy. But we do it year after year, bringing light to every nation without any big noise, and these unsung heroes continue to improve lives. On behalf of all the people who help run the power industry, God bless them because they are wonderful unsung heroes."
YTL also clinched two other awards for its power projects under Attarat Power Company PSC, Jordan, namely the Innovative Power Technology of the Year and Coal Power Project of the Year (Silver) for its 2 x 277 MW Oil Shale Mine-Mouth Power Project at Attarat Um Ghudran, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The company's investment in Jordan's oil shale plant is its first in the Middle East, and the firm is seeking to expand its investments in the region in the infrastructure, water, roads, communications, tourism and industry sectors.
According to Yeoh, construction work has begun at the site of the US$2.1 billion oil shale-fired power plant, which will generate about 470 megawatts annually, about 15 percent of Jordan's overall electricity production.