Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has completed shipment of an M701F gas turbine ordered by PT PLN (Persero), Indonesia’s state-owned electricity provider.
The unit will serve as the core of a 500 MW natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system at the Muara Karang Power Plant in western Java. Completion and inauguration of the new system are scheduled for October 2020.
The order for the GTCC power generation system was received on a full-turnkey basis jointly with Mitsubishi Corporation and PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk. (WIKA), an Indonesian civil construction firm.
Civil construction work got underway at the site, which is some 10 kilometers from the capital Jakarta in August 2018. In addition to the gas turbine, MHPS is to supply a steam turbine and auxiliary equipment.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is in charge of manufacturing the system’s generator while WIKA takes charge of civil construction and installation work. Under a Long-Term Service agreement, MHPS will support maintenance and management of the GTCC system via remote monitoring and stationing of a full-time engineer at the site following the startup of operations.
The Muara Karang project is one of several plans to increase the capacity of large-scale thermal power plants mainly in the West Java area centering on the Jakarta metropolitan area. It was launched as part of a plan underway by the Indonesian Government to boost power supply capability to 35 GW in order to satisfy the country’s rapidly increasing power demand in tandem with economic growth.