JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Wärtsilä, a global power equipment and solution provider, said it has secured a contract to supply 13 Wärtsilä 50SG engines to a peaking power plant in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia.
The power plant project is being developed by Indonesia’s state owned construction firm PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) in collaboration with TSK Electronica Y Electricidad S.A. of Spain.
PT Sumberdaya Sewatama, a local power solutions provider, will be in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction of the peaker power plant. The project is expected to be completed in the next 20 months.
The power plant, which will be powered bythe Wärtsilä 50SG engines will be operating on natural gas and providing an output of approximately 240 MW. Wärtsilä will deliver gensets and performance related equipment to TSK, Wärtsilä said in a statement.
The order is booked for the second quarter of 2017, while the first deliveries are expected in 2018 and the power plant is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2019.
The Sumbagut-2 Peaker Power Plant will be the largest peaking power plant with Wärtsilä technology in Indonesia and will be located next to the existing PLTMG Arun power plant that was delivered by Wärtsilä and PT WIKA in 2015.
In addition, this will be the first Wärtsilä power plant in Indonesia using the Wärtsilä 50SG engines.
“This project is a significant step to establish a new business relationship with TSK for future endeavours and at the same time further nurture the long term relationship between PLN and Wärtsilä,”it said.
Wärtsilä has a strong commitment to develop efficient power supply in Indonesia and enable a transfer to a more sustainable, affordable and reliable power system”, comments Robert Stoor, Business Development Manager, South East Asia, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions.
“There has been a shortage of electricity capacity in northern Sumatra for a long period”, says Francisco Martín Morales de Castilla, Managing Director Power & Industrial Plants, TSK Electronica Y Electricidad S.A.
“As part of PLN’s long term electricity supply business plan (RUPTL), the utility has decided to install new peaking capacity in the region. The produced electricity will be supplied to the Sumatra grid and Wärtsilä’s technology has been selected based on the company’s proven capability to deliver high quality, extremely efficient and flexible power plant solutions”, he added.
Wärtsilä has been present in Indonesia for more than 40 years. Upon completion of this project, Wärtsilä will have over 4 GW of installed capacity in the country. Globally, Wärtsilä’s installed base is over 63 GW in 176 countries. (*)