The new power plant will ensure greater reliability in the supply of electricity to both domestic and industrial consumers on the island of Bali. The order further strengthens Wärtsilä’s position and reputation as one of the leading global suppliers of large gas and multi-fuel power plants of up to 600 MW. Wärtsilä power plant solutions are based on modern combustion engine technology, which provides superior flexibility and high efficiency at any load.
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply Indonesia’s largest ever engine based power plant. The turnkey contract has been placed by PT Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of the state utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) (Persero). The power plant, with an output of 200 MW, will be constructed by a consortium with Wärtsilä as the lead partner together with PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero) Tbk (PT PP), one of Indonesia’s largest construction contractors.
The order was received in the fourth quarter 2013. The power plant is scheduled to be partially operational by the end of December 2014, and at full output by the end of May 2015. The electricity produced will be fed to Bali’s sub system grid.
The Pesanggaran power plant will utilise Wärtsilä’s modern combustion engine technology, and will be powered by twelve Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on natural gas. The engines can also use conventional heavy fuel oil should there be an interruption to the gas supply. The new power plant is needed in order to meet the increasing demand for electricity on the island of Bali. It will ensure greater reliability in the supply of electricity to both domestic and industrial consumers.
“The overwhelming advantages that our combustion engine technology provides for power plant applications are superior flexibility and high efficiency at any load. These unique features enable the maximum use of intermittent energy sources, while ensuring a ready, reliable, and efficient electricity supply. The Wärtsilä PT PP consortium was awarded this important project following the tender process, and the selection was based on our proven capability to deliver high quality, extremely efficient, and flexible energy solutions on a fast-track basis,” says Sushil Purohit, Regional Director South-East Asia & Australia, Wärtsilä Power Plants.
Wärtsilä has a strong presence in Indonesia
This is the third contract Wärtsilä Power Plants has received from Indonesia in 2013, which further strengthens Wärtsilä’s presence in the country. Currently, Wärtsilä has altogether approximately 3,500 MW of installed power in operation and projects under execution in Indonesia. These, and all Wärtsilä installations, are supported by the company’s extensive global service network. Wärtsilä has service agreements for more than 350 MW of generating capacity in Indonesia.