PLN to work with 30 Japanese investors to build USC plants

State-run electricity firm PT PLN is set to collaborate with 30 investors from Japan to construct power plants equipped with Ultra Supercritical Coal (USC) technology in a bid to help reduce coal consumption.

The Indonesia-Japan Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) will consist of large companies like Shimizu, Mitsubishi, Yokogawa, Mitsui and Kyushu Electric.

Nasri Sebayang, PLN’s construction director, said the firm expected to put construction of the USC plants out to tender this year so that construction could begin in 2015, kompas.com reported on Thursday.

The plants are aimed to be built in Sumatra, Sulawesi, Java and Kalimantan and are projected to commence operations in 2019.

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Posted April 11, 2014 by repit in News

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