The unit 2 gas turbine combined cycle system (GTCC) at the Tanjung Priok natural-gas-fired generation facility on Java Island in Indonesia has started operations.
The commissioning follows Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) completing construction of the unit ahead of schedule.
Under the ‘Jawa-2 Project’, the Indonesian state-owned electricity provider PT. PLN (Persero) is planning to construct an 880MW power plant that will feature two GTCC power generation systems.
In June this year, Unit 1 commenced its operations as a simple gas turbine system with an output capacity of nearly 300MW.
PLN director WS Haryanto said: “We greatly appreciate the contribution the Contractor has made to inaugurate the new plant’s commercial operation ahead of schedule, and prior to the 18th Asian Games. The Jawa-2 project is important for both the competition and the Java power network.”
MHPS was awarded full-turnkey order to construct GTCC power generating facilities as part of the Jawa-2 project in Tanjung Priok, a port city approximately 10km northeast of central Jakarta.
For this project, MHPS partnered with Mitsubishi Corporation and PT. Wasa Mitra Engineering, a local construction and engineering firm.
As per the terms of the agreement, MHPS has agreed to provide M701F gas turbines, as well as two exhaust heat recovery boilers, one steam turbine and auxiliary equipment, while Mitsubishi Electric Corporation supplied the generators.
The launch of operations as a GTCC system, which involves generating power by a gas turbine and by a steam turbine using recovered exhaust heat, will take place next year.
MHPS has been supporting Indonesia’s power supply for nearly five decades and aims to further its presence in the Indonesian power market.