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Doosan, Hutama Karya sign $401.5M EPC contract for Muara Tawar add-on gas power plant project

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JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – The consortium of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Ltd and PT Hutama Karya and state electricity firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) on Friday (March 17) signed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to develop add-on projects of gas power plant (PLTGU) Muara Tawar Block 2, 3 and 4.

PLTGU Muara Tawar is a strategic project as it supplies electricity to Greater Jakarta area. The project is located in Segara Jaya village, Taruna Jaya sub-district, Bekasi, West Java.

The Muara Tawar add-on project will be developed on the existing power plant PLTG Muara Tawwar, by utilizing the wasted gas from the existing gas power plant. PLN will add the capacity of the power plant by 600 MW without having to add gas or fuel, thereby improving the efficiency of the power plant.

The EPC contract is one of among tens of power plants EPC contracts that were signed by PLN and the EPC contractors. The power plant expansion is part of PLN’s move to support the government’s 35 GW installed capacity of power plants projects to be developed within 5 years, although some of the projects are likely to be completed beyond 2019.

On March 14, Doosan Heavy Industries announced that it won a 470-billion-won order from Indonesia’s state-run PLN to upgrade the gas-powered Muara Tawar power plant. Doosan formed a consortium with the state-run construction firm Hutama Karya to join the bidding. Doosan will be responsible for about 300 billion won out of the total order value.

Doosan said in a statement that under the terms of this order, Doosan will upgrade the 1,150-megawatt power plant into a 1,800-megawatt compound power plant by adding eight units of HRSG and three units of steam turbines.

The construction will begin at the end of this year and would take about 30 months to complete the construction.

Early in December, Doosan Skoda Power, a subsidiary of Doosan Heavy Industries, also won the deal to upgrade the Grati power plant in Indonesia.

PLN President Director of PLN Sofyan Basir expressed his appreciation to PLN’s partners who have signed the EPC contracts for their role in completing this strategic project.

Doosan said in a statement that it won the bid by beating major global competitors, including those in Japan and Turkey. We will accelerate efforts to gain a larger share in Indonesia which is scheduled to build 35-gigawatt power plants by 2019. (*)

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