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New power plants for S. Sulawesi

  • Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Makassar   /   Sat, January 10 2009   /  10:19 am

South Sulawesi residents could soon have a reliable electricity supply and see an end to the LPG shortage, after an Australian energy firm said it would increase its investment in the province by building two power plants and an LNG plant. Energy World Corporation Ltd, which owns PT Energy Equity Epic Sengkang and PT South Sulawesi LNG, will build two 60-megawatt power plants and an LNG plant, said Stewart W.G. Elliot, the company's managing director and CEO, after meeting Thursday with South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo. Also in attendance was PT South Sulawesi LNG director of general affairs, Priandika Permana. PT Energy Equity Epic Sengkang has already built two gas-fired power plants in Sengkang with capacities of 135 MW and 60 MW. "We will build two more power 60-MW plants, bringing the total electricity generated to 315 MW," Elliott ...