Toshiba in Indonesia hydropower deal

Toshiba has won a major order to supply equipment for the Malea hydropower plant which is being built in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The orders were received from PT Malea Energy, the subsidiary of Kalla Group that generates and distributes hydropower in Indonesia, and are for two sets of 45 MW turbines and generating equipment.

Deliveries are due to start in 2018 and the plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2020.

The Indonesian government has an aggressive power development plan to add 35 GW in installed capacity over the next five years, and the new plant will contribute to reaching this target.

Toshiba Group has provided hydroelectric turbines and generators to many ASEAN countries, including Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Takao Konishi of Toshiba's Energy Systems & Solutions company, said: “Demand for power is growing fast in Indonesia, and Toshiba is pleased to help increase capacity. Toshiba established PT. Toshiba Asia Pacific Indonesia in 2014 to deploy Toshiba’s resources and expertise to help enhance infrastructure solutions in Indonesia.”

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