Indonesia’s first ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant is to be built in Java at a cost of about $4bn.

Under a 25-year deal signed on  7 October, the 2 GW facility will be built by a consortium of Indonesian power firm PT Adaro Energy and Japan’s Electric Power Development Co (J-Power) and Itochu Corp.

Building is expected to start next October and be completed by 2016, when the plant will provide power for Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN).

Ultra-supercritical power stations produce less carbon dioxide than subcritical plants, which are widely used in Indonesia.

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