Cikarang Listrindo Tbk (POWR) has increased the total installed capacity of its power plant to 1,144 MW by operating the second unit of steam power plant (PLTU). This enables the company to serve the electricity needs of its customers from five industrial estates in Cikarang, West Java.
Christanto Pranata, Corporate Secretary of POWR, said that the electricity generated by coal-fired power plants in Babelan is channeled into industrial areas with a transmission line of 150 kilovolts along 30 km. “The success of the second unit is an important move for the company to provide electricity needs of industrial area customers,” said Christanto.
The coal-fired power plant uses a boiler with Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology supplied by Valmet Technologies Oy from Finland. This technology is claimed to be more environmentally friendly compared to the Pulverized Coal (PC) boilers due to lower carbon emissions.
The total capacity of steam power plant reaches 280 MW. Previously, POWR has had a combined cycle gas power plant in Jababeka which uses steam turbine from Siemens since 2011 with a capacity of 864 MW. (*)