Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) started trial operation of its gas turbines as part of the Jawa-2 project at the Tanjung Priok Power Plant on Java Island of Indonesia.
The company announced Friday that the project is in its final stage for completion and expects commercial start-up by May. Indonesian state-owned electricity provider PT.PLN conducted the trial.
Jawa-2 is a project to build out 880 MW of natural gas-fired turbine combined cycle (GTCC) generation in Tanjung Priok, a port city about 10 KM northeast of Jakarta. MHPS is working with Mitsubishi Corp. and local engineering and construction firm Wasa Mitra.
MHPS was responsible for providing two M701F gas turbines, two exhaust heat recovery boilers, one steam turbine and auxiliary equipment. Both simple cycle systems were accomplished ahead of schedule–Unit 1 in June 2018 and Unit 2 one month after–and have already gone into commercial operation.
In addition to Jawa-2, MHPS and Mitsubishi Corporation have jointly received a full-turnkey order for EPC on a 500 MW natural-gas-fired GTCC power plant under construction by PLN at Muara Karang near Jakarta. Installation of the power generation equipment, including an M701F gas turbine, is proceeding toward start-up of the GTCC system in December 2019.
Indonesia is currently undertaking a large-scale thermal power expansion program centered on the West Java region around Jakarta, under a government initiative to add 35,000 MW generation capacities in order to meet surging demand for power along with the country’s economic growth. Construction progress at related projects has been widely impeded, however, by impact from natural disasters.
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