Indonesian state electricity company PLN has confirmed it will hold a prequalification tender for the procurement of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in order to acceleratPLNe a 35,000 MW power plant construction project.

PLN’s director for strategic procurement and primary energy, Amin Subekti, said the company would hold a tender not only to ensure smooth gas-fired power plant construction but also to secure its gas supply.

“We will compile a document in the next month and then we will give them [tender participants] one month to submit their proposals. The tender will hopefully be completed within the next four months,” said Amin.

He further explained that in the end, the tender winners would create consortiums in which each of them would be permitted to procure gas domestically or through imports, to accommodate and to store, to transport and regasify the gas in every gas-powered electricity plant.