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Pertamina-Marubeni consortium teams up with GE to develop Java I power plant

JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – A consortium of Indonesia’s state owned company PT Pertamina and Marubeni of Japan have agreed to work exclusively with General Electric of US to develop mega power plant Java I with capacity of 1,600 MW.

Vice President Corporate Communication of Pertamina Wianda Pusponegoro said GE will provide the technology for the Java I power plant, marking the entry of the Pertamina-Marubeni consortium in developing power plants in I ndonesia.

“We are optimistic that this exclusive cooperation that has been established between Pertamina-Marubeni and General Electric. General Electric has stated its strong commitment to the consortium, including providing an advanced and efficient technology,” Wianda said.

The power plant will utilize combined cycle gas turbine to generate the power.

GE will provide the latest power plant technology CCGR, namely 9HA technology which has been proven and has been used widely aross the globe. The technology has the capability to improve effiency of the plant by over 61 percent.

The Java I Gas Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power will become the largest power plant in Indonesia with estimate total investment of US$2 billion and is part of efforts to support the government’s 35,000 MW power plant program.

The staet electricity company PT PLN is scheduled to open the tender for the project in early May 2016.

The Pertamina-Marubeni consortium has also reached an agreement with Samsung C&T as the selected contractor that will handle the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the power plant project.

Cooperating with industry leaders like Marubeni shows seriousness of Pertamina in developing gas-fired power plant in Indonesia. Pertamina is the leader of the consortium. (*)

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