A joint venture is to construct three coal-fired power plants at Dumai, Riau in Sumatra.

PT BTN Energy Prima (BEP), a venture bringing together Indonesia’s PT Biidznillah Tambang Nusantara (BTN) and Malaysia’s BTN Power Sdn Berhad, has joined forces with Chinese state firm China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) to build the $675m worth of coal-fired generation.
Coal-fired power plant stacks
The 3 x 150 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plants in the Pelintung Dumai Industrial Area will start construction in July. Construction is expected to be finished by April 2018.

“The power plants will provide electricity for plants in the industrial area as well as for households,” said BEP president director Harijono during a press briefing in Jakarta on Thursday.

Chinese companies have expressed interests in investing in Dumai, a major ferry port with connections to Malaysian cities, but hesitated due to electricity shortages, according to CMEC deputy general manager Yaejun Chao.

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