Siemens signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Government-owned power company, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), to develop 500MW of distributed power generation capacity in the country.

The companies have also agreed on the development of a transmission and distribution grid in Indonesia, in line with its government’s plans to expand power generation capacities by 35GW, by 2019. There are also further plans to expand transmission and distribution grids to secure the power supply of urban areas and improve the electricity access for other regions.

Siemens board member Roland Busch said: "Siemens is ready to support Indonesia’s ambitious energy infrastructure programme.

"With our broad portfolio and expertise we can help to develop a sustainable, affordable and modern power system.

"Siemens is ready to support Indonesia’s ambitious energy infrastructure programme."

"Furthermore, we can provide support with our expertise for project financing and we are ready to expand our manufacturing capabilities."

Currently, Indonesia’s energy supply is supported by several projects, such as the Jawa Power’s paiton II plant in East Java and the Simangkuk project at the Sumatera grid.

In addition, Siemens has been contracted by Eurus Energy to supply direct-drive wind turbines for an onshore windfarm in Japan.

The company will supply 13 units of the SWT-3.2-101 model, which are rated at 3.2MW each, for the 41.6MW Eurus Higashi Yurihara windpower plant.

The windfarm is expected to enter service in the spring of 2018. The contract also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.

Image: Siemens will provide 13 direct-drive wind turbines for the project Higashi Yurihara located in north of the Japanese main island of Honshu. Photo: © Siemens AG.