JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Mega project coal-fired power plant PLTU Batang in Central Java with installed capacity of 2×1000 MW is making positive progress. President Director of PT Adaro Energy Tbk (IDX:ADRO) Garibaldi Thohir said the project has reached 30 percent from completion.
The company’s board, he said, is confident the project will go ahead smoothly and completed as scheduled.
PLTU Batang is developed by PT Bhimasena Power Indonesia (BPI), a joint venture firm owned by Electric Power Development Co., Ltd (J-Power), PT Adaro Power (AP), Itochu Corporation (Itochu).
The project is part of the Joko Widodo government’s ambitious program to develop 35 GW of power plant, although the government now expects only 20 GW of the projects will be completed by the end of 2019. Some will be completed 2-3 years after the target.
The project is developed on 226 hectares of land and expected to be completed in 2019 and followed by commercial operation in 2020.
For this year, Adaro Energy sets capital expendiure of US$200-250 million. Large portion of the capital will be used to develop coking coal project of IndoMetCoal, amounting to US$100-140 million.
In addition, Adaro is also taking part in a number of projecg tenders held by state electricity company PLN, including mine mouth power plant projects both in Sumatera and Kalimantan Island. (*)