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PLN awards EPC, transmission project contracts worth Rp7.2 trillion

JAKARTA ( – State electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) on Thursday signed eight contracts, consisting of EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracts to develop 735.5 MW of power plants with estimated investment of Rp6.28 trillion as well as transmission projects.

The power plant projects comprise of first, Mobile Power Plant (MPP) Package 3 with total installed power capacity of 90 MW, consisting of PLTMG Tanjung Selor 15 MW, PLTMG Biak 15 MW, PLTMG Merauke 20 MW, PLTMG Langgur 20 MW, and PLTMG Seram 20 MW.

Second, MPP Package 4 with total power capacity of 140 MW, consisting of PLTMG Maumere, Flores 40 MW, PLTMG Bima 50 MW, and PLTMG Sumbawa 50 MW.

Third, MPP Package 5 with installed capacity of 100 MW, consisting of PLTMG Ambon 30 MW, PLTMG Bau-Bau 30 MW and PLTMG Jayapura 40 MW.

Fourth, diesel power plant Lot III with installed capacity of 77.5 MW located in 64 locations; Fifth PLTD spreading in Lot IV with total capacity 328 MW in 60 locations.

In addition, PLN also awards two contract to build transmission 150 kV in West Kalimantan, namely high transmission (SUTT) 150 kV Tayan-Sanggau, West Kalimantan, along 146 km and SUTT 150 kV Sanggu-Sekadau, in West Kalimantan along 100 km.

The other project was MPP Nias with capacity of 25 MW.

PLN President Director Sofyan Basir said the projects are considered strategic, in particular the diesel power plants since they are spreading in 400 locations in remote areas.

These projects are part of PLN’s move to support the government’s drive to improve the country’s electrification ratio.

Sofyan Basir added the projects are part of the government’s program to develop 35 GW installed capacity power plants and 46,000 kilometers of transmission projects. So far, 23 GW of power plant projects have been launched, with 12 MW are yet to be launched. (*)

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