PLN signs EPC contract with Sumitomo for PLTU Lontar expansion project

JAKARTA ( – State electricity company PT PLN has signed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation on Friday (Sept. 18) to carry out coal-fired power plant (PLTU) Lontar expansion project  with capacity of 1×315 MW. The project is part of the government’s 35,000 MW ambitious power plant program.

The power plant will be built on 11 hectares of land, within the location of PLTU 3 Banten-Lontar, in Tangerang, Banten province.

The EPC contract was signed by Director for West Java Regional Business unit of PLN, Nasri Sebayang and General Manager for EPC Power No. 1 of Sumitomo Corporation, Yuji Watabe.

The construction of the project is expected to last for about 42 months.

Currently, PLTU 3 Banten-Lontar has three units with capacity of 315 MW each or a total of 945 MW. The electricity produced by the power plant is transmitted through 150 kV (SUTT) along 22 km to Teluk Naga Main Distribution Panel. The power plant is aimed to add electricity supply to Tangerang and Java-Bali area.

Sumitomo Corporation has won the EPC tender, defeating other bidders Mitsui and Marubeni.

The existing PLTU 3 Banten Lontar is built on a total of 94 hectares of land.

President Joko Widodo launched the 35,000 MW power plant program on May 4, 2015. Of the planned total capacity, 10,000 MW will be built by PLN and 25,000 MW will be offered to independent power producers (IPP).

At present, the total capacity of PLN is 50,000 MW, which is not enough given the growing demand of domestic industries and households, which grows at an average 8-9 percent per year. At present, around 16 percent of Indonesians are yet to consume electricity.

Given the economic growth of around 5 percent per annum and power demand increase of 8-9 percent per annum, Indonesia needs additional 7,000 MW of power plants, said PLN Corporate Secretary Adi Supriono.

– Project Name : PLTU Lontar

– Type of project : Expansion

– Project owner : PLN

– Location : Lontar village, Kemiri subdistrict, Tangerang Regency, Banten Province

– Capacity : (1×315 MW)

– EPC : Sumitomo Corporation


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