FGV installs its biggest renewable energy biogas power plant in Pahang

November 17, 2020

Dateline 2020-10-28, Malay Mail:

FGV Holdings Bhd’s (FGV) recently installed a biogas power plant at its Triang palm oil mill in Bera, Pahang, the company’s biggest renewable energy biogas power plant to date.

In a statement today, it said the plant has an installed capacity of 2.4 megawatts (MW).

“FGV’s Triang biogas power plant is successfully commissioned and fully-operational after receiving the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Completion Date (FiTCD) from the Malaysia Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) on October 20, 2020,” it said.


MB: Pahang wants federal govt to reconsider oil royalty payment to state

June 27, 2019

I.. am missing something here? Who’s paying who? There’s oil in them thar hills?

Dateline 2019-05-19, Malay Mail:

The Pahang government wants the federal government to re-consider the payment of oil royalty or “wang ihsan” (compassionate money) to the state.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said a letter on the matter would be sent soon and the state would leave it to the federal government to decide on the amount.


IEM Shout Out – Technical Visit To Selinsing Gold Mine Manager Sdn Bhd

June 17, 2013

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be visiting Selinsing Gold Mines Manager Sdn Bhd, 157 Jalan Bukit Bius, 27200 Kuala Lipis, Pahang on Saturday 22nd June, 2013.

The Selinsing Gold Mine project is located at Bukit Selinsing near Sungai Koyan, approximately 65km north of Raub and 30km west of Kuala Lipis. A trip to Selinsing from Kuala Lumpur may take between 2 to 3 hours depending on traffic and weather condition.

Selinsing has a long mining history. Mining commenced prior to 1888 and has operated intermittently through to 1966. Underground and open cut mining, together with tailings treatment has produced an estimated 85,000 ounces of gold during this period. Fast forward to present day between 2003 and 2005, treatment of the tailings using heap leach extraction produced 6,624 ounces. In October 2008, a new gold treatment plant was built resulting in the first gold poured from the gravity circuit 12 months later. July 2009 saw open pit mining started at the location and began hauling ore material to the ROM pad for production and by February 2010 the projects’ own carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit commenced commissioning.

The Selinsing deposit occurs along the north striking Raub, Bentong Suture, and a major tectonic feature that runs through peninsular Malaysia. The deposit is hosted by a series of auriferous quartz veins and stockworks of quartz veinlets in a package of sheared calcareous epiclastic sediments. Gold mineralization at Selinsing is associated with high grade quartz veining and associated sericitization and silification within a major shear zone.

The Selinsing gold mine project contains a resource comprised of an indicated mineral resource of 4.82 million tonnes at 1.49 gpt Au, using a cut-off of 0.59 gpt Au for contained ounces of 231,000 ounces of gold, and an inferred mineral resource of 10.32 million tonnes at a grade of 1.17 gpt Au for contained ounces of 388,000 ounces f gold at similar cut-off grade. The resource is a near surface, open pitable deposit containing gold bearing material amenable to CIL treatment, with comprehensive metallurgical test work showing 92% to 95% recovery by CIL.

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IEM Shout Out – Technical Visit To Selinsing Gold Mine Manager Sdn Bhd

June 15, 2013

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be visiting Selinsing Gold Mines Manager Sdn Bhd, 157 Jalan Bukit Bius, 27200 Kuala Lipis, Pahang on Saturday 22nd June, 2013.

The Selinsing Gold Mine project is located at Bukit Selinsing near Sungai Koyan, approximately 65km north of Raub and 30km west of Kuala Lipis. A trip to Selinsing from Kuala Lumpur may take between 2 to 3 hours depending on traffic and weather condition.

Selinsing has a long mining history. Mining commenced prior to 1888 and has operated intermittently through to 1966. Underground and open cut mining, together with tailings treatment has produced an estimated 85,000 ounces of gold during this period. Fast forward to present day between 2003 and 2005, treatment of the tailings using heap leach extraction produced 6,624 ounces. In October 2008, a new gold treatment plant was built resulting in the first gold poured from the gravity circuit 12 months later. July 2009 saw open pit mining started at the location and began hauling ore material to the ROM pad for production and by February 2010 the projects’ own carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit commenced commissioning.

The Selinsing deposit occurs along the north striking Raub, Bentong Suture, and a major tectonic feature that runs through peninsular Malaysia. The deposit is hosted by a series of auriferous quartz veins and stockworks of quartz veinlets in a package of sheared calcareous epiclastic sediments. Gold mineralization at Selinsing is associated with high grade quartz veining and associated sericitization and silification within a major shear zone.

The Selinsing gold mine project contains a resource comprised of an indicated mineral resource of 4.82 million tonnes at 1.49 gpt Au, using a cut-off of 0.59 gpt Au for contained ounces of 231,000 ounces of gold, and an inferred mineral resource of 10.32 million tonnes at a grade of 1.17 gpt Au for contained ounces of 388,000 ounces f gold at similar cut-off grade. The resource is a near surface, open pitable deposit containing gold bearing material amenable to CIL treatment, with comprehensive metallurgical test work showing 92% to 95% recovery by CIL.

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Pahang, an oil producing state?

October 9, 2012

Dateline 2012-09-17:

Recently it was announced that the Umno-led government would form a special commission to review oil royaties to the east coast states.

Two issues struck me – the Terengganu ‘sham’, and two, how did Pahang end up as an oil state?

Terengganu has received its payment on the quiet side. The money is vested in the hands of the local kingpin and Terengganu Menteri Besar, Ahmad Said.

So the inclusion of Terengganu is just window dressing, a ‘sham’.

When Idris Jusoh was MB, the federal government insulted the Terengganu people imputing they don’t know how to manage the oil money by allowing ‘Patrick Lim’ to decide where the money should be applied.


Embrace the spirit of Petroleum Development Act

September 2, 2012

Dateline 2012-08-15:

ONE of the topics that have dominated media space in recent days has been the oil royalty issue. Putrajaya has pledged to look into a mechanism that will ensure fair distribution of oil and gas revenue to producer states in Peninsular Malaysia. A special committee will be set up to carry out a comprehensive study, taking into account all aspects of the claims, and will make appropriate recommendations to the federal government.

The committee will be chaired by former chief justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad and members will comprise legal experts from within and outside the country as well as representatives from the Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang governments, according to reports.

With few details for now, one wonders why the committee’s scope covers only the eastern states of Peninsular Malaysia and not also the oil-producing states of Sabah and Sarawak. If that is the case — covering only Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang — then would the original agreement that paved the way for cash payments for oil and gas discovered in the states, which was governed by the 1974 Petroleum Development Act (PDA), be more relevant?