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Labuan power outage due to underground cable damage
Published on: Thursday, April 04, 2024
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Labuan power outage due to underground cable damage
Supply restoration work is carried out by SESB’s technical work team.
LABUAN: Damage to an underground Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) cable was behind the recent electricity supply disruption in Labuan.

SESB Senior General Manager (Asset Management) Ir. Mohd Yusmanizam Mohd Yusof said repairing the damage involving the underground cable required expertise and skill.

He said the disruption began at 4.22pm on April 1 and affected the electricity supply to various areas, including the Labuan Old Jetty area, India Mosque, Alliance Bank Building, Melati Inn Hotel, Roro Ferry Terminal, Labuan Ferry Terminal, Labuan Liberty Port, Jalan OKK Abdullah area, Post Office Dataran, Mariner Hotel, Jalan Bunga Anggerik and Jalan Bunga Dahlia. 

“The Labuan Zone SESB was notified of the supply disruption at 4.22pm and an inspection was conducted by SESB’s technical team,” he said in a statement, Wednesday.

Yusmanizam said electricity supply restoration work was conducted in stages and promptly. 

“While electricity has been restored to some areas, there are still areas that cannot be energised and requires repair work to be carried out first.

“At 7.02 pm, the location of the underground cable damage was successfully identified, and repair work was immediately carried out. 

“Repair works are carried out immediately as soon as the location of the damage is identified. However, at 4am, the work had to be stopped due to heavy rain that hit Labuan,” he said. 

Supply was fully restored at 12.02pm on April 2.

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