Contract For Indonesia Power
Wärtsilä to supply 184 MW to peaking gas power plant; second Indonesia agreement this year
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engineering and equipment for a new 184 MW power plant under construction in Indonesia. The project is being handled on a fast-track basis and is scheduled for full operation in March 2015.
The order has been placed by PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk., a government owned company and one of Indonesia's biggest construction contractors, which is building the plant on behalf of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the state utility company.
The power will be generated by a total of 19 Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The power plant will be built in Lhokseumawe in Aceh Special District in northern Sumatra, and the electricity produced will be used to stabilize the grid. The power plant will also strengthen the Aceh Special District electricity system so as to ensure a reliable electricity supply to consumers during peak loads, the company said.
This is the second contract Wärtsilä has received from Indonesia this year: the first was for a 155 MW gas engine-based peaking plant owned by PT PLN. Wärtsilä will supply 16 Wärtsilä 34SG engines to that plant, which will be located in Bangkanai in Central Kalimantan and is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2014.