Independent power producer PT Cikarang Listrindo has selected GE gas turbine technology to help support Indonesia’s rapidly growing industrial sector. A Frame 9E gas turbine and associated generator will add 114 MW of power generation to Cikarang’s power station, located about 45 km from Jakarta.

By using natural gas, rather than liquid fuel, the project will support the Indonesian government’s commitment to a low carbon development path intended to reduce the country’s CO2 emissions by 26 percent by the year 2020. By GE calculations, a Frame 9E GT burning natural gas can reduce NOx emissions by 35 percent and CO2 emissions by 30 percent, compared to the same unit operating on liquid fuel (distillate).

The 9E gas turbine will join eight other GE gas turbines purchased by PT Cikarang Listrindo for previous projects, comprising six Frame 6B units and two 9Es. “We have chosen to continue working with GE, our long-term technology provider for more than 15 years,” said Andrew Labbaika, director of PT Cikarang Listrindo.

Indonesia’s industrial sector is expected to grow 5 to 6 percent in 2011. PT Cikarang Listrindo supplies nearly 700 MW to the national grid and a wide range of companies in five industrial estates.

The Frame 9E gas turbine is the workhorse of GE’s 50-hertz fleet, with more than 600 units shipped worldwide, and more than 23 million accumulated hours of utility and industrial service. The new unit for Cikarang is expected to begin commercial operation in March of 2012.