Indonesian state power company PT PLN said it plans to build two gas power plants with a total capacity of 600MW in South Sumatra this year.

PLN president director Dahlan Iskan said the two power plants will be using gas from South Sumatra, reports the Jakarta Post.

The power plant in Prabumulih is expected to have a capacity of 200MW with the one in Musi Rawas, 400MW.

The power plant in Prabumulih will use 45 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas from the Singa field operated by Medco EP Indonesia, the newspaper reports.

The plant in Musi Rawas will use 80 MMSCFD of gas from the Jambi Merang field run by Hess Indonesia.