Baleh Hydroelectric Project

The Baleh Hydroelectric Project is a 1,285MW Power Plant with a 192m high concrete faced rockfill dam (CFRD) project under construction on the Baleh River in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Project name

Baleh Hydroelectric Project


Sarawak Energy Berhad


Sarawak, Malaysia

Time span


The hydropower facility is being developed by Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) Power, a subsidiary of state-owned Sarawak Energy. 

The Construction works on the Baleh Hydroelectric Project started in September 2018. At full capacity, the hydroelectric power station is expected to generate approximately 9,200-gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity annually. 

NorPower Sdn Bhd a company in the Norconsult group was appointed as the Execution Phase Owner's Engineer For Baleh HEP - Main E&M Works to assist the client’s Project Management and Engineering Team throughout the Project Execution Phase. 


Some of the services being provided are the following: 

  • Assist in negotiation with the Selected Contractor to finalize the Contract Conditions and Specifications. 
  • Support the review and comment on all technical specifications deviations submitted by the Contractor. 
  • To provide technical input in relation to the Owner’s dealing with stakeholders and third parties 
  • Support the review of Basic and Detailed Designs submitted by the Contractor. 
  • Support the review and comment on Construction, Installation & Shop drawings submitted by the Contractor. 
  • Support the review and comment on design reports, calculation, studies etc. submitted by the Contractor. 
  • Relevant specialists to attend Factory Acceptance Tests to perform inspections for major equipment. 
  • Advise on the Project Schedule monitoring and control. 
  • Support the construction, installation, testing and commissioning supervision with respect to the technical requirements and quality of the works at site. 
  • Support in review and comment of Operation and Maintenance Plan and Manual prepared by the Contractor. 
  • Prepare special reports on specific technical issues when required. 

Interdisciplinary collaboration