PT Indonesia Power has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to the consortium of Marubeni, General Electric (GE) and PT. Hutama Karya (PK) for the Tambak Lorok combined cycle power plant block 3 project in Central Java.

The EPC contract value for the power project located in Semarang is around JPY41bn ($36.5m).

Slated to be operational in 2020, the Semarang power project is expected to generate 780MW of electricity.

The new facility, which will be developed next to the existing power plants, is claimed to be the first  large-scale combined cycle power plant project for Marubeni collaborating with GE.

The scope of the contract for an Indonesian project includes engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.

Marubeni will offer the balance of plant equipment, comprising of a heat recovery steam generator. It will also involve in the installation of all equipment in the facility.

GE will provide the main equipment such as 9HA.02 gas turbine, D650 steam turbine and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG).

HK will offer civil construction services for the project in Central Java.

In Indonesia, Marubeni has been engaged in the 7,600MW of power plant construction, as well as owns 1,500MW power plants as an IPP developer.

According to Marubeni, Indonesia intends to develop multiple power plants to meet the power demands and some projects are planned to be headed by IP and other subsidiaries of PLN.

Earlier this year, Siemens and its Japanese consortium partner Marubeni were awarded an EPC contract for 1,200MW combined cycle power plant in Thailand.

The contract was awarded by state-owned utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).

Planned to be built in the Mueang District of Samut Prakan Province, South Bangkok, the gas-fired power plant will feature two units in a single-shaft configuration and two H-class gas turbines.

Image:GE to deliver 9HA.02 gas turbine for Tambak Lorok combined cycle power plant. Photo: courtesy of General Electric.