Indonesia’s first supercritical pressure coal-fired facility has been inaugurated in East Java.

Paiton Thermal Power Station is also the country’s largest and most efficient coal-fired power plant and is operated by Paiton Energy. Its electricity will be sold to PT PLN (Persero), Indonesia’s state-owned utility, for a period of 30 years under a long-term power purchase agreement.

The new 815 MW plant is an addition to the existing 1220 MW Paiton power station, which has been operational since 1999.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Indonesia’s energy minister Jero Wacik, Paiton Energy president Low Kian Min, and Koji Hiramoto, deputy head of power systems at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which was involved in the plant construction.