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ABB Achieve Electricity Infrastructure Development Project Worth $ 40 Million

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:14

JAKARTA - ABB, the leading multinational technology company managed to win a project worth more than $ 40 million from a consortium consisting of Doosan Heavy Industries and state-owned construction company PT Hutama Karya, with aimed to improve and expand Muara Tawar power plant infrastructure in West Java, Indonesia.

This innovative project will add 650 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid. The project is booked in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Indonesia is targeting 99,7% of household consumers to connect with electricity in 2025, which will require an increase in electricity supply from power plants by more than 80 gigawatts (GW).

In addition, Indonesia is also targeting the use of renewable energy by 23% in the energy mix in 2025. Therefore, the upgrading and transfer of Muara Tawar power plant to gas and steam power plant (PLTGU) will help the government achieve this target significantly.

"ABB has long been existing in Indonesia with a growing range of achievements and proven success stories, and we are proud to contribute to the development of electricity infrastructure in Indonesia, to meet the ever-increasing demands and growing population," said Claudio Facchin, president of the Power Grids division at ABB in the press release.

He also revealed, "We are proud to be part of this innovative project that supports our vision to create a stronger, smarter and more environmentally friendly power grid."

As part of a turnkey project, ABB will be responsible for the design, engineering, installation and testing of power plant components and power plant support systems. ABB will also supply switchgear with 500 kilovolts (kV) air insulation for substations. The main products to be supplied also include generator circuit breakers, medium and low voltage switchgear, as well as transformers and protection equipment.

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