A coal plant in Indonesia is to get a 1000 MW extension.
The contract has been awarded to a consortium of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Toshiba and Hyundai Engineering & Construction by plant operator PT Cirebon Energi Prasarana (CEPR).
MHPS will provide an ultra-supercritical-pressure boiler and flue gas desulfurization system for the plant in Cirebon, which is due to be operational in June 2020.
Toshiba will be in charge of the plant’s steam turbine and generator equipment while Hyundai will supply coal transport and ash processing facilities and peripheral equipment, as well as all civil engineering and installation work.
The project is an expansion of an existing 660 MW coal-fired power plant and once completed it will provide power to Indonesia state-owned utility PT PLN.
Plant owner CEPR is a special-purpose company which has financial backing from Japan’s Marubeni Corporation and Chubu Electric Power, Indonesian energy company PT Indika Energy and two South Korean firms, Samtan and Korea Midland Power.
Indonesia’s demand for power is growing sharply in tandem with the country’s rapid economic expansion and to meet this demand the government has set a target to boost power supply capacity by 35,000 MW over the next five years.
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