July 3, 2012 — Wartsila will supply a combustion gas engine baseload power plant to Indonesia. The PLTMG Duri plant is to be located in Indonesia’s Riau province, and when operational, it will supply 113 MW of electricity to the regional grid. The order was received in the second quarter of 2012.
Wartsila‘s scope of supply for the new power plant includes seven 50DF dual-fuel engines, as well as associated auxiliaries and engineering services. The engines will operate primarily on natural gas but can be switched to run on light fuel oil if necessary. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for this year, with the plant expected to be commissioned during the first quarter of 2013.
The PLTMG Duri plant will be operated by the state-owned utility, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, and is being built by PT. PP (Persero) Tbk, one of the country’s largest construction companies. The two companies also co-operated in the construction of the Sei Gelam project, which was Indonesia’s first gas engine peaking power plant, and which also runs on Wartsila gas engines.
Wartsila has already supplied some 2.8 GW of installed power to the country.