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Jakarta Post

2 Chinese firms to build new coal plant

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, October 29 2010   /  10:53 am

Power-deficient Bali is to get a new “clean” coal power plant, after the Indonesian government signed a US$1.5 billion memorandum of understanding with two Chinese companies to approve the project at the ASEAN-China Energy Forum in China last week.

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika told legislators from House of Representatives Commission IV on Thursday that the two investors — China Huadian Engineering Corporation Ltd and China Huadian Development — would restart the halted construction of a coal power plant in Celukan Bawang in Buleleng regency, North Bali.

The Celukan Bawang power plant is expected to go online in November, and reach a capacity of 340 Megawatts by 2012.

Pastika said the coal plant would incorporate desulphurization technology, which minimizes carbon dioxide emissions.

“Bali will only accept investors who promote environmentally fr...