Several power plant projects ready for construction

State-owned electricity firm PLN is scheduled to commence the construction of several new power plant projects as part of the government’s ambitious program to provide an additional power supply of 35,000 megawatts (MW) by 2019.

The projects are, include combined-cycle power plants (PLTGU) in Gorontolo, North Sulawesi, and in Grati, Pasuruan, East Java, and other smaller power plants in 50 outer islands near the country’s border.

Iwan Purwana, head of the strategic procurement division for PLN, said the Gorontalo power plant would have a capacity of 100 MW, while the Grati power plant would have a 450 MW capacity.

“The ground-breaking ceremony for the Gorontalo power plant will be held on Aug. 14, after we complete the tender process for its contractor,” Iwan recently told reporters at the company’s headquarters.

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Posted August 7, 2015 by repit in News

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