BTN Energy Prima (BEP) has created an alliance with China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for the construction of three coal-fired power plants in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Construction of the three 150 MW coal-fired power plants in the Pelintung Dumai Industrial Area is estimated to cost approximately US$ 675 million. According to the Jakarta Post, construction is scheduled to begin in July this year and should be completed by April 2018.
Industrial and household electricity
The power plants will provide electricity for industrial plants in the area, as well as for households. Approximately 245 MW of the total energy generated by the power plants is scheduled to be sold to factories operating in the area, while the remaining will be distributed to households in Riau.
CMEC is expected to provide financing and a technology package of engineering procurement and a contribution (EPC) contract upon project completion, according to the news agency.
Under the contract, BTN will supply 3.2 million tpa of coal for the power plants from its mining sites in Kalimantan and South Sumatra.
Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward
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