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Toshiba wins Indonesia coal plant contract

Japan’s Toshiba Corporation has won an order to supply equipment for the expansion of a coal-fired power plant in Indonesia.

Toshiba will provide two 1000 MW ultra-supercritical steam turbines and generators, main transformers and a 500kV gas-insulated switchgear for the expansion of two units at the Tanjung Jati B plant.

Delivery of the main equipment will be from 2019 and the plant is scheduled to start commercial operations in 2021, when its capacity will make it one of Indonesia’s largest plants.

Takao Konishi, vice-president of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions, said the company has already supplied the plant with four 660 MW steam turbines and generators for units 1 to 4.

He added that the Indonesian government plans to build an additional 35 GW of power supply in the country, “and this Tanjung Jati B project is positioned as one of the main expansion projects and power sources. Tanjung Jati B will contribute to ease the increasing pressure for electricity demand.”

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