Hyundai Engineering and Construction (HDEC) has awarded a contract to Siemens for the supply of three switchgear generators for a $1.17bn geothermal power plant, under construction in Tapanali Utara, North Sumatra province, Indonesia.Siemens switchgear

Siemens will supply three type HB3-80 switchgears, each with an output of 100MVA, a voltage of 12kV, and a rated current of 5,000A.

The HB3-80 generator switchgear is single-phase encapsulated designed to offer maximum operating reliability and enhanced personnel safety by eliminating the potential for short circuits between the phases.

Siemens is scheduled to deliver the first switchgear in September 2015 which will be followed by the other two in June 2016.

Planned to be completed by 2018, the plant is expected to have 351 MW of geothermal electricity per year.

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