Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has completed the construction of unit 1 of an 880MW plant in Indonesia ahead of schedule.
The plant comprises of two gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation systems.
The natural-gas-fired power generation facility is being built on Java Island and located within the premises of Tanjung Priok Power Plant, which is owned by Indonesia’s state-owned electricity provider PLN.
Known as ‘Jawa-2 Project’, unit 1 has started its operation as a simple gas turbine system with an output of nearly 300MW. PLN director WS Haryanto said: “We appreciate MHPS’ enormous efforts for this project. We are sure that the strong relationship between PLN and MHPS will continue in the future.
“As a result, the operation of unit 2 as a simple gas turbine and combined cycle operation will also begin as a contracted delivery schedule.”
MHPS secured the full-turnkey order for the power plant in partnership with Mitsubishi Electric and PT. Wasa Mitra Engineering, a local construction and engineering firm.
Under the order, MHPS will provide two M701F gas turbines, as well as two exhaust heat recovery boilers, one steam turbine, and auxiliary equipment, while Mitsubishi Electric will supply the generators.
The GTCC system is expected to become operational by next year and will see the generation of power by the gas turbine, as well as a steam turbine utilising recovered exhaust heat.
The project is part of the Indonesian Government’s 35,000MW power expansion programme, and is expected to meet the increasing demand for electric power in the country.