PLN Builds 40 MW Power Plant in Manokwari West Papua

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, June 24 2018 - 22:30 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Manokwari - PT PLN (Persero) will build a 40 MW gas power plant (PLTG) in Manokwari Regency, West Papua.

General Manager of PLN Area Manokwari Sulisiono in Manokwari, Saturday (23/6/2018) said that the development of PLTG, located in Sowi, South Manokwari District, will take place in two stages.

"The first phase will be implemented in 2018, for a capacity of 20 MW, the second phase (20 MW again) will be built next, for the first phase has been auctioned at central PLN and it looks like there are already winning contractors," he said.

Sulisiono said the gas fuel needs of PLTG will be supplied from BP Tanggung in Bintuni Bay.

Other facilities and infrastructure such as ports will be prepared to support gas supply to this PLTG.

"However, at this early stage we will use fuel oil (fuel) first until the infrastructure and gas supply is ready to be imported," he said again.

He expressed more efficient gas fuel than oil, so that other infrastructure is expected to be prepared so that gas can enter the PLTG.

According to him, PLN is continuously trying to increase the stock of electricity by building power plants throughout Papua and West Papua.

"This is part of the program of Nawacita, the program of Terang Indonesia and the program of Papuan Terang, Mr. President Jokowi wants all corners in Papua and West Papua is electricity," he said.

Sulisiono also expressed, currently the peak power load in the Manokwari area ranges from 21 MW to 25 MW per day.

Meanwhile, the available stock has reached 32 MW, thus PLN Manokwari experience surplus of nine MW.

According to him, with the power supply from both own power plant and PT SDIC Papua Sement Indonesia, PLN Manokwari is able to meet the electricity needs in Manokwari.

"Moreover, if the new gas-generated plant will be operational, then the supply will be more smoothly and support the needs of business or investment in Manokwari," he said.

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