JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – State electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) on Friday (March 17) signed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to develop 16 power plant projects with combined installed power capacity of 1,825.5 megawatts (MW).
The projects are part of PLN’s move to support the government’s 35 GW installed capacity of power plants development to be developed within 5 years of his tenure, although some of the projects are likely to be completed beyond 2019.
The contracts were signed by PLN President Director of PLN Sofyan Basir, accompanied by directors of PLN. The total investment value of the 16 projects reached Rp13 trillion, excluding diesel power plant (PLTD).
Following is the list of the power plant projects:
- Four contracts to develop 927.5 MW of power plants:
- Gas power plant PLTGU Muara Tawar Blok 2,3 & 4 Add On Project with capacity of 650 MW
- Gas engine power plant PLTMG Bangkanai (Peaker) Stage-2, 140 MW
- MPP Package 7 (Flores, Nabire, Ternate and Bontang), 100 MW
- Diesel power plant PLTD located in Lot I and Lot II, capacity 37.5 MW
- Six Letter of Appointment (LOI) for power plant project worth 898 MW:
- Diesel power plant PLTD spreading in Lot IV, total capacity 328 MW
- Mobile Power Plant (MPP) Package 3 (Merauke, Biak, Tanjung Selor, Seram and Langgur), total capacity 90 MW
- MPP Package 4 (Maumere in Flores as well as in Bima and Sumbawa in West Nusatenggara province), total capacity 140 MW.
- MPP Package 5 (Bau-Bau, Ambon and Jayapura), with total capacity of 100 MW
- PLTG/MG Riau Peaker, 200 MW
- PLTMG Kupang Peaker in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), with capacity of 40 MW
The project signings were part of projects that were signed by PLN on Friday with total value of Rp21.1 trillion. The other programs to be developed by PLN are transmission projects.
PLTGU Muara Tawar is a strategic project as it supplies electricity to Greater Jakarta area. The Muara Tawar add-on project will be developed adjacent to the existing power plant, by utilizing the wasted gas from the existing gas power plant. PLN will add the capacity of the power plant without having to add gas or fuel, thereby improving the efficiency of the power plant.
PLN will also develop gas engine power plant (PLTMG) Bangkanai-2 with capacity of 140 MW, which will be an expansion of the existing power plant. With the expansion, the capacity of PLTMG Bangkanai will increase to 295 MW.
Sofyan said MPP with duel fuel is needed to meet electricity needs of some regions in a faster way. The move helps PLN reduce the use of more expensive diesel fuel.
Meanwhile, PLN will also developing diesel power plants (PLTD) in border areas as well as remote areas to meet consumers’ electricity needs. PLN is hoping to light up 90% of border areas and remote islands by 2019, as well as light up 694 villages, 137 sub-districts in the remote and border areas by 2019.
Sofyan expressed his appreciation to PLN’s partners in help completing the aforementioned projects. He said the 16 power plant as well as the transmission projects are expected to be completed in 2018, therefore helping achieve the government’s electricity ratio of 99% in 2019.
Written by Roffie Kurniawan (firstname.lastname@example.org)