GE signs deals to boost power infrastructure in Indonesia

26 October 2015 (Last Updated October 26th, 2015 18:30)

US-based General Electric has signed deals for four infrastructure projects in Indonesia worth more than $1bn as part of efforts to increase power generation capacity and boost transportation services.

US-based General Electric has signed deals for four infrastructure projects in Indonesia worth more than $1bn as part of efforts to increase power generation capacity and boost transportation services.

The three projects, totalling 3GW of energy production, will support the country’s plan to generate more than 35GW of additional power by 2019.

GE vice chairman John Rice said: "We are pleased to play a role in developing Indonesia’s infrastructure by providing technology and capabilities to our customers who will bring much-needed power and transportation services to the Indonesian people."

The first deal has been signed with PT PLN Batam, which is a subsidiary of state-owned electricity provider PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN).

"The turbines will enable efficient generation of 100MW power, enough to meet the energy requirements of around 800,000 Indonesian homes.

The firm intends to use GE’s aeroderivative gas turbine technology for a 500MW fast power project within Indonesia, which will be equipped with 20 TM2500 gas turbines.

GE is already installing four TM2500 gas turbines for another Indonesian project in Gorontalo, North Sulawesi.

The turbines will enable efficient generation of 100MW power, enough to meet the energy requirements of around 800,000 Indonesian homes.

GE has also signed two joint cooperation agreements in the country to ‘evaluate the feasibility of developing and investing in power projects using combined cycle technology’.

While the first of the deal has been signed with PT Indonesia Power (another PT PLN subsidiary) for 500MW of power generation capacity, the second has been signed with independent power producer PT Cikarang Listrindo for a minimum production of 1GW energy.

In addition to the deals in Indonesia, GE’s global nuclear alliance with Hitachi has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency (VAEA) to support the country’s nuclear power infrastructure.

Under the deal, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) will be boosting VAEA’s understanding of light water reactor technology and nuclear project management.