Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN) has awarded a contract to Avantha Group Company CG to develop and supply 37 units of 60MVA, 30MVA and 150/20kV power transformers.

Under the $26m contract, CG will manufacture the transformers for installation across PT PLN’s transmission network, in 36 different substations in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan and the Sulawesi islands of Indonesia.

The project, which aims to boost Indonesia’s power networks, is being funded by International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) – World Bank, in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia.

The scope of the project also includes design, manufacturing, factory testing, site installation and testing, and the pre-commissioning of the transformers over a period of 18 months.

Avantha Group Company CG CEO and managing director Laurent Demortier said: "This new order is in line with our strategic intent of establishing CG as a key provider of high-voltage transformers in the South East Asian market.

"We look forward to being a part of many more collaborative efforts that involve building robust power transmission networks, in Indonesia and the rest of Asia."