Pertamina to Build Trash-Fueled Power Plant at Indonesia’s Largest Dump

Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina plans to construct a solid waste incinerator at the nation’s largest landfill, Bantar Gebang.

The Bekasi, West Java power plant will generate 120 megawatts of power by burning solid waste, Pertamina gas director Hari Karyuliarto said in a press statement on Tuesday.

The incinerator will cost $180 million to construct and is expected to come online in 2014.

“This measure is part of the company’s expansion as we no longer focus solely on oil and gas business management, but also try to become an integrated energy company that manages new and renewable energies,” Hari said in the statement.

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Posted October 30, 2012 by repit in News

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