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Toba Bara subsidiary expands Senipah gas power plant capacity to 117 MW

JAKARTA ( – PT Kartanegara Energi Perkasa (KEP), an independent power producer has secured financing needed to expand the capacity of gas power plant (PLTGU) Senipah, located in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, to 117 MW.

The company estimates funds needed to develop the project expansion around US$211 million, which will come from domestic banks including BNI and BRI.

The first phase of the project commenced operation in 2015 with installed capacity of 82 MW. “In 2017, we will expand the capacity of the power plant by 35 MW, therefore its capacity will increase to 117 MW),” President Director of KEP Hamid Awaluddin told reporters on Monday.

The company has signed power purchase agreement (PPA) with state electricity company PLN on Dec 22, 2016. PLTGU Senipah is part of the government’s drive to develop 35 GW installed capacity of power plants in the next few years.

PT Kartanegara Energi Perkasa is a subsidiary of PT Toba Bara Sejahtera, whose majority shares are owned by Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, currently coordinating minister for maritime affairs. (*)

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  1. I am interested in further information on PT KEP with respect to an independent Build-Own-Operate 35MW gas power/steam plant at a nickel project in Konawe, Sulawesi. PT AKP is doing a study on building a nickel-cobalt ore treatment plant and wants an independent power supplier with a long term (20 year) contract at negotiated power rates.

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