International Power, which is 70% owned by GDF SUEZ, stated the plant, located on Java Island, will be the first super-critical coal unit in Indonesia and the largest generating unit on the Java-Bali grid.

The output from Paiton 3 will be supplied to PT PLN (Persero), the Indonesian state utility, under a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

International Power holds 40.5% of PT Paiton Energy, which owns and operates the Paiton plants, including the existing Paiton units with a total capacity of 1,280MW.

Others with a stake in PT Paiton Energy include Mitsui & mp, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, and PT Batu Hitam Perkasa with a 5% stake.