Indonesian utility PT PLN has signed a contract with a consortium of PT WIKA and TSK Electronica Y Electricidad S.A. for the delivery of a peaking power plant in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
It will be powered by 13 Wärtsilä 50SG engines, operating on natural gas and providing an output of approximately 240 MW. Wärtsilä will deliver gensets and performance related equipment to TSK.
The first deliveries are expected in 2018, with the plant expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2019.
Known as the Sumbagut-2 Peaker Power Plant it will be the largest peaking power plant with Wärtsilä technology in Indonesia and will be located by the existing PLTMG Arun power plant that was delivered by Wärtsilä and PT WIKA in 2015.
"There has been a shortage of electricity capacity in northern Sumatra for a long period", says Francisco Martín Morales de Castilla, managing director Power & Industrial Plants, TSK Electronica Y Electricidad. "As part of PLN's long term electricity supply business plan the utility has decided to install new peaking capacity in the region. The produced electricity will be supplied to the Sumatra grid and Wärtsilä's technology has been selected”.
Wärtsilä has been present in Indonesia for more than 40 years. On completion of this project, the company will have over 4 GW of installed capacity in the country.