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Sengkang still operating below capacity

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 26 2010   /  11:28 am

The gas-fired Sengkang Power Plant in South Sulawesi is still unable to operate at full capacity due to problems with one of its units, the owner told lawmakers Monday.The power station is operated by PT Energi Sengkang which is owned 95 percent by Australia-based Energy World Corporation (EWC). The power plant has a total capacity of 195 megawatts (MW), but since the fourth quarter of last year, a unit with a capacity of 60 MW had to be shut down due to problems with turbine blades.EWC’s general counsel Thompson Situmorang said that the repair was supposed to be finished before Christmas last year, but was still being finished by Siemens as the equipment supplier.“It’s disappointing for us, because we also suffer losses. We did not get our [optimum] revenue for the last three to four months,” Thompson said. EWC’s executive director Brian Allen said Energi Sengkang had spent mi...