State oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) and the Medan-based state-owned plantation company, PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) III, will build a steam- and gas- fueled power plant (PLTGU) with a capacity of 250MW in Sei Mangkei, North Sumatra, an official said recently.
The PLTGU is likely to be built with an independent power producer whose electricity products would be sold to state electricity firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) Persero. Pertamina president director Dwi Soetjipto said the development of the combined-cycle power plant was aimed at fulfilling electricity demands for industries in Sei Mangkei, which had been named a special economic zone (KEK).
Dwi said, “This cooperation is a synergistic effort between state-owned enterprises to contribute to the development of the national electricity infrastructure targeted to reach 35,000 MW by 2019.” The PLTGU would also help tackle the electricity supply deficit in North Sumatra, he said. PLTGU Sei Mangkei is likely to start its open cycle in the middle of 2017 and 2018 for its combined cycle.