GE gas turbine technology has been selected for the expansion of the Krakatau Daya Listrik (KDL) power plant in Cilegon, Indonesia.

The plant provides electricity for PT Krakatau Steel, the largest steelmaker in Indonesia, with the excess output going to the country’s power grid.

KDL also has signed a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) with GE for the power plant expansion.

GE will supply two 6B Gas Turbines, which will boost the site’s energy production by 120 MW when they enter combined-cycle operation in 2013.

Initially, the two units will operate in simple cycle, producing a total of 80 MW. In addition to boosting the power output, the 6B technology will help to improve plant efficiency by nearly 15%, supporting the government’s energy saving initiatives.

GE CSAs cover the supply of parts, repairs and field services for maintenance outages of gas turbines and generators.

The GE 6B Gas Turbines will be shipped to the project site in February 2012 and will start simple cycle operation around August 2012, prior to entering combined-cycle service in early 2013.

They will operate on natural gas supplied by Perusahaan Gas Negara, the state-owned gas distribution company.

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