Intraco Penta group, China Power kick off construction of PLTU Bengkulu

JAKARTA (RAMBUENERGY.com) – Bengkulu Governor Ridwan Mukti on Tuesday officiated the construction of coal-fired power plant (PLTU) Bengkulu on Tuesday (Oct. 25), which is developed by Intraco Penta Group and its partners China Power. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Sinohydro Corporation Limited, Pelindo II and state electricity company PT PLN.

The coal fired power plant, with capacity of 2×100 MW (200 MW), is located in Baii Island, Bengkulu city, Bengkulu province. The power plant is part of the government’s program to develop 35,000 MW of power plant capacity.

The project is estimated to cost US$360 million. Intraco Penta through its subsidiary PT Inta Daya Perkasa holds 30 percent interest in the power plant project and 70 percent by China Power.

The project will be developed by contractor Sinohydro Corporation Ltd. The project is expected to commence operation in 2019.

The US$360 million project is funded by loan from China banks worth US$270 million and US$90 million from PT Tenaga Listrik Bengkulu (TLB). PLTU Bengkulu will supply electricity to PLN for 25 years, based on power purchased agreement (PPA) signed on Nov. 25, 2015.

The power plant is developed on 50 hectares of land, owned by port operator Pelindo II. Vice General Manager of Sinohydro Liu Shaoquan said the contractor is committed to complete the construction within 36 months. (*)

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