A combustion gas engine baseload power plant is to be built in Indonesia for state-owned utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara.

The PLTMG Duri plant will be built in Riau province by Persero – one of the country’s biggest construction firms – with equipment supplied by Finnish company Wartsila.

It is expected to be commissioned early next year, when it will supply 113 MW of electricity to the regional grid.

Wartsila will supply seven 50DF dual-fuel engines as well as associated auxiliaries and engineering services. The engines will operate primarily on natural gas but can be switched to run on light fuel oil if necessary.

Sushil Purohit, Wartsila’s regional director in South East Asia & Australia, said: “This is a fast-track project and Wartsila’s ability to deliver the high efficiency dual-fuel generating sets at short notice was an important consideration in the award of this valuable contract.”

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