Wärtsilä has won an order to supply a combustion gas engine baseload power plant to Indonesia.
The PLTMG Duri plant is to be located in Indonesia’s Riau province, and when operational, it will supply 113 MW of electricity to the regional grid.
Wärtsilä’s is supplying seven Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines, as well as associated auxiliaries and engineering services for the new power plant.
The engines will operate primarily on natural gas but can be switched to run on light fuel oil if necessary. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for this year, with the plant expected to be commissioned during the first quarter of 2013.
The PLTMG Duri plant will be operated by the state-owned utility, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, and is being built by PT. PP (Persero) Tbk, one of the country’s largest construction companies.
The two companies also co-operated in the construction of the Sei Gelam project, which was Indonesia’s first gas engine peaking power plant, and which also runs on Wärtsilä gas engines.
— This is a fast-track project, and Wärtsilä’s ability to deliver the high efficiency dual-fuel generating sets at short notice was an important consideration in the award of this valuable contract. says Sushil Purohit, Regional Director, Wärtsilä Power Plants in South East Asia & Australia.
Wärtsilä has a strong presence in Indonesia having already supplied some 2.8 GW of installed power to the country.