Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), together with Mitsubishi Corporation and PT. Wasa Mitra Engineering (WASA), a local construction and engineering firm, have received a full-turnkey order for an 880 megawatts (MW) natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant from PT. PLN (Persero), Indonesia's state-owned electricity company.
The project named "Jawa-2 Combined Cycle Power Plant Project" is to construct a new GTCC power plant on the premises of Tanjung Priok Power Plant, located approximately 10 kilometers (km) northeast of central part of Jakarta, for which MHPS ("Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd." at that time) constructed a 750MW GTCC power plant as Block No.3 in 2012. Operation of the new power plant will be commenced in 2018.
The Jawa-2 Combined Cycle Power Plant Project is part of a 35,000 MW power expansion program under way by the Indonesian Government to meet the country's rapidly increasing demand for electric power along with economic growth. Once on-stream, the new power plant will help respond to the capital region's robust demand for electric power.
For the GTCC plant on order, MHPS will supply two M701F4 gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), one steam turbine and the balance of plant (BOP). Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will supply the generators. WASA will perform installation work, and the other local company will undertake civil work.
Since MHPS had delivered two M701F gas turbines to PLN's Cilegon Power Plant in 2006, as the country's first introduction of the F-type gas turbine, MHPS has supplied two M701F gas turbines to Muara Karang Power Plant in 2011 and Tanjung Priok Power Plant (Block No.3) in 2012 respectively in succession. MHPS believes that its track record of delivers of large-size gas turbine to PLN, coupled with PLN's high acclaim for MHPS's GTCC power plant technologies, contributed to the awarding of the latest order.
GTCC is the cleanest and most efficient of power generation systems that operate on fossil fuels. MHPS presently holds the top share in the Indonesian market for large-scale gas turbines, and the conclusion of the newly awarded contract is aimed at enabling the Company to further enhance its presence in the Indonesian power market. In addition, by increasingly focusing on promoting the adoption of the highly fuel-efficient GTCC system in the Indonesian market, MHPS will contribute to the effective use of resources and easing of environmental burdens.