ABB wins $40M order to strengthen Indonesia’s power grid
ABB has won an order worth more than $40 million to upgrade and expand the Muara Tawar combined cycle power plant in West Java, Indonesia.
As part of the turnkey project, ABB is responsible for the design, engineering, installation and commissioning of supporting components and auxiliary systems of the plant, supply of a 500 kV air insulated switchgear substation, transformers, generator circuit breakers, medium- and low-voltage switchgear and protection equipment, the company said in the press statement.
The project ordered by a consortium comprising Doosan Heavy Industries and state-owned construction company PT Hutama Karya, will add 650 MW of electricity to the national grid.
Indonesia aims to have 99.7% of households in the country connected to the nation’s electricity grid by 2025, which would require an additional power generation capacity of over 80 GW. The country is also targeting 23% renewables in its energy mix by 2025. The Muara Tawar upgrade and conversion to a combined cycle power plant will contribute significantly to these goals.