Mega-power plant planned

Indonesia will build a 5,000-megawatt power plant in Cilacap, Central Java, as part of the new government’s ambitious program to have at least an additional 35,000 MW of power within five years.

Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo said Thursday that development of the first stage of the huge power plant complex, which would be among the largest in the world, was expected to begin next year so that it could begin commercial operation by 2018.

“In the first stage, the power generation capacity will reach 2,000 MW,” he said after a coordinating meeting with relevant institutions at the office of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. Indroyono said the entire power plant project, which will have five generation units each with 1,000-MW capacity, was expected to be completed within seven years.

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Posted November 7, 2014 by repit in News

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