Friday, November 27, 2009

Bintulu's abandoned Brick Kiln Chimneys

This abandoned Downdraught Brick Kiln with two 9m and one 5m high chimney
seems to have been left idle for a few years,
its kiln roof had already collapsed
even with a protective zinc roof over it.

Brick is now much sought after for house construction in rural areas
in Sarawak with escalating wood prices with timber running out
due to over logging and land clearing for plantations.
It's a real big lost as these virgin forest just can't be replaced overnight,
it should have been done in a more sustainable way instead
so that there is always some left for our future generations .

The three chimneys.

The entrance of the Kiln.

This is what is left of the kiln.

There are 3 fire holes.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Asean Bintulu Fertilizer chimneys and flare stack

The chimneys, flares and mosque minaret of ABF plant in Bintulu side by side in harmony.

As the name suggest,the plant produces fertilizer for local and Asean use.

Plant: Fertiliser
Capacity: 600,000 TPA Granular Urea, 480,000 TPA Ammonia
Company: Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd
Partners: PETRONAS, National Development Company (Philippines), Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation, Ministry of Industry (Thailand), PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja (Indonesia), Temasek Holdings (PTE) Ltd. (Singapore)
Onstream: 1985

View Asean Bintulu Fertilizer in a larger map

List of project in Bintulu.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Connaught Bridge Power Station Chimneys

This 100m high power plant chimney is build in the early 80s
to replace the decommisioned coal and later heavy fuel fired steam turbines,
running on either diesel or medium fuel oils the new Siemens Gas Turbine
needed the height to channel off the polutants.
It was later converted to a Combined Cycle Plant running normally by gas
with diesel as standby fuel,
where the high temperature exhaust gas of about 550 deg C
is further channeled to heat up a boiler
which feeds steam to a Parsons steam turbine generator.
From an initial 210mw earlier it is now able to generate another 105mw
to bring a new total of 315mw of electricity.
Besides being more efficient it also generated less pollutant since it is now running on gas.

This photo taken on the 10th Aug 2005 when Klang was under a 500 API and the one above on the 20th Aug after some heavy rain put off the forest fires in neighbouring Sumatra.

This additional 4 chimneys of about 40m high are from 4 ABB 13E1 GT commissioned in 1990s.

photos with and without the dreaded haze.

This march 1983 photo of the chimney when the new plant was under construction.

This one taken in july 1983,with the machine hall building almost complete.



This is the original Power Station Building which still exist today and is being turned into a Repair Center for power plant parts.
This old building have been used for shooting of many films and music video
when it was left vacant,
the most famous of all is by German rock band Scorpions.
Watch the video below.

TNB Remaco,the new occupant of the building.

A view from the Klang river side.

This remaining Babcock & Wilcox boiler was eventually scrapped in year 2000 if i am not wrong.

The Boiler control panel.

The blackstart diesel engine.

The empty Boiler House

Made from steel beams with rivets to hold them together and British made bricks as wall.

An old photo of the power plant in the fifties,the first coal fired power plant in Malaysia.
The old Connaught Bridge(bailey bridge) and railway bridge in the foreground.

Connaught Bridge

Scorpions - 'moment in a million years' Rudolf Schenker rocking it out in Connaught Bridge Power Station.

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Clip of the opening ceremony of the plant by Sir Gerald Templer in 1953.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gelugor Power Station

Gelugor Power Station chimney is 115m high.
This new chimney was only build when the plant was upgraded from 220mw open cycle to 330mw output combine cycle mode.
A new 7km gas pipeline from the mainland was also added to enable the plant to run on gas with diesel as standby fuel.

Sunrise at Gelugor.

View Gelugor Power Station in a larger map

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ann's chimneys photos(edited)

These chimney photos were taken by Ann in New Zealand for me,
thanks a lot.

My World Tuesday:Chimney

Ann's April 8th post

A laundry chimney.

This mobile oven chimney is unique.

A hospital chimney.

Glass recycling plant chimney.


I would like to dedicate a very meaningful quote from Buddha to you,

Health is the greatest gift,

contentment the greatest wealth,

faithfulness the best relationship

........................ Buddha

and wish that you have many happy blogging days ahead.
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