Wärtsilä to supply 184 MW peaking gas power plant to Indonesia

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engineering and equipment for a new power plant under construction in Indonesia. The Arun power plant with a 184 MW operating capacity will be the company's largest gas engine-based peaking power plant in Indonesia.

The power will be generated by a total of 19 Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The power plant will be built in Lhokseumawe in Aceh Special District in northern Sumatra.

The project is being handled on a fast-track basis, and the plant is scheduled to be handed over and in full operation in March 2015. The contract was signed in the third quarter 2013.

The electricity produced will be used to stabilize the grid. The power plant will also strengthen the Aceh Special District electricity system so as to ensure a reliable electricity supply to consumers during peak loads.

The order was placed by PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk., a government owned company and one of Indonesia's biggest construction contractors, who is building the plant on behalf of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the state utility company.

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