Kudat Mill power station

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Kudat Mill power station was a proposed 100-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the state of Sabah, Malaysia.[1]

As of November 2019, the project has not progressed in more than four years and appears to be cancelled.


The map below shows the approximate location where the proposed power station would have been constructed in Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia.

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The Kudat Mill power plant was planned as part of a steel mill project at Kampung Limau-Limauan in Kudat, Sabah by Nusantara Steel Group Sdn. Bhd. The steel mill project involved the construction and establishment of an integrated steel mill complex comprising a gas-based, direct reduction iron plant; a hot rolled-coiled mill; and a gas-fired power plant to generate electricity exclusively for the complex.[2] The project was scheduled for completion in 2003.[3]

In January 2003, Malaysia's Daily Express newspaper reported that the State Government of Sabah handed over a 1,200-acre land title to Nusantara Steel. However, the company still had several factors hindering them from commencing work on the site, including infrastructure and facilities issues such as providing road- and water supply access to the project site, and the need to reinforce several highway bridges leading to the area to enable heavy machinery to be brought in.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Nusantara Steel Corp Sdn. Bhd.
  • Parent company: Nusantara Steel Corp Sdn. Bhd.
  • Location: Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Coordinates: 6.8831, 116.8466 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (cancelled): 100 MW
    • Combined-cycle unit: 100 MW (2003)

Articles and Resources


  1. Platts World Electric Power Plants Database (June 2019 release)
  2. "Petronas to supply gas to mill project" Oil & Gas Journal, July 5, 2000.
  3. "Recent power plant contract awards" Modern Power Systems, Apr. 20, 2000.
  4. "RM4b steel mill another step closer to reality" Daily Express, Jan. 17, 2003