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JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – The Indonesian government continue its drive to build power plants in a number of areas in the country to address power shortages. The latest one is a gas power plant with power capacity of 100 MW in Gorontalo (PLTG Gorontalo), Sulawesi Island.
State electricity company PT PLN said state construction firm PT PP Tbk will be responsible for the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) of the PLTG Gorontalo, which is projected to cost Rp498.95 billion. The power plant is located in Maleo village, Paguat subdistrict, Pohuwatu District.
The contract to build the project has been signed on June 30, 2015 and expected to be completed within six months.
The project’s groundbreaking was held on Thursday (Sept 10), attended by Gorontalo governor Rusli Habibie, PLN director Amir Rosidin, PLN Director Amin Subekti and Director for EPC of PT Pembangunan Perumahan (PT PP Tbk) Hary Nugroho, Director Teknik and Environment at the Directorate General for Electricity Muni Ahmad and Pohuwatu Regent Syarif Mbuinga.
Director of PLN Amin Subekti said the entry of PLTG in Pohuwato will add electricity supply to the Gorontalo area. The power plant will consist of 4 units with capacity of 25 MW each. The development of the power plant could help raise the electricity ratio to 84.4 percent by the end of 2016 from 74 percent at present.
The electricity from the power plant will be connected to power grid system in Gorontalo and North Sulawesi.
PLTG Gorontalo uses 4 turbines type TM2500 with capacity of 25 MW each, produced by General Electric (GE). Gorontalo area, said PLN, is currently in shortage of 70 MW of electricity capacity. (*)