PLN Awards $890m in Power Contracts

PLN Awards $890m in Power Contracts

JAKARTA ~ State electricity company PLN has awarded contracts to build two coal-fired power plants, worth about US$890 million, to two groups.

PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara president Fahmi Mochtar said Chinese Sinohydro Corporation was awarded a contract to build the Nagan Raya power plant in Aceh province on the northern tip of Sumatra.

The other contractor, a consortium consisting of China National Machinery Corp., China National Electric Equipment Corp. and local company PT Penta Adi Samudra, was awarded a contract to build the Tanjung Awar-Awar plant in East Java province, Mochtar said.

He said the Nagan Raya plant would have two generators with a capacity of 110 megawatts each and would be completed within 24 to 26 months.

The Tanjung Awar-Awar plant would also have two generators each, with the capacity to produce 350 megawatts and would be completed in 33 months.

The two projects are part of PLN’s fast-track program to build new coal-fired power capacity of 10,000 megawatts. So far, PLN has awarded contracts for nine projects under the program.

Mochtar said PLN was still offering one more big project in Java and 15 smaller projects outside Java.

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