Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has won an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract for a 1GW power plant project in Indonesia, along with its consortium partners Toshiba and Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C).
The consortium has signed a contract with the proposed plant’s owner and operator PT Cirebon Energi Prasarana (CEPR) for the project, which is expected to cost approximately $2bn.
The power plant has been planned for development beside the existing 660MW Cirebon coal-fired thermal facility in the Kanci area to the southeast of Cirebon in West Java Province.
It is expected to start operation in June 2020 and has been planned to meet the growing power demands in Indonesia.
MHPS will be manufacturing and delivering an ultra-supercritical-pressure boiler and a FGD system for the power project, and will also be responsible for its commissioning.
Manufacturing, supply, procurement and installation of the plant’s ultra-super-critical steam turbine and generator (STG) for the project will be done by Toshiba.
The firm will also be delivering other equipment including plant control.
Hyundai E&C will be responsible for the power plant’s coal transportation and ash processing services.
The company will also supply peripheral equipment and undertake related civil engineering and installation work as parts of the contract.
CEPR, which is a joint venture between Marubeni, PT Indika Energy Tbk, Samtan, Korea Midland Power and Chubu Electric Power, is responsible for the development of the project.
Power generated from the 1GW expansion project will be supplied to state-owned utility PT PLN (Persero) under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).
Image: The Cirebon coal fired power plant in Indonesia. Photo: courtesy of Marubeni Corporation.