GE Boosts Batam Island Plant
Project’s 80 MW of power supports future growth of Indonesian industrial zone
GE said it has supplied two Frame 6B 3-series gas turbine-generators for the UBE Batam Power Plant in Indonesia, helping to reduce power generation costs and support future economic growth for Batam, an industrial island south of Singapore. GE shipped the equipment at the end of 2012 and the new facility is expected to begin commercial service in simple-cycle in early 2014.
Owned by PT Medco Power Indonesia through its subsidiary, the new gas-fired facility will increase the island’s electricity supply and reduce its dependency on oil-fired power generation. PT Medco Power Indonesia was founded in 2004 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It operates as a subsidiary of PT Saratoga Power and PT Medco Energi Internasional tbk, a major operator in Indonesia’s oil and gas sector.
The new plant boosts Medco Power’s power generation capacity for Batam Island by 20%, adding approximately 80 MW of power while enabling a switch from fuel oil to gas fuel. The plant will operate on natural gas supplied from West Natuna in Indonesia.
The new project marks the second deal between GE and Medco Power; previously, GE provided a TM2500 gas turbine for another project on Batam Island.