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Jakarta Post

Chinese firm to build coal-fired power plant in W. Kalimantan

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 3 2011   /  08:00 am

PT Praba Indopersada, a subsidiary of general contractor firm Praba Group of Indonesia and Chinese firm Gezhouba Group, won a bid to build state-owned electricity company PLN’s coal-fired power plant in Bengkayang, West Kalimantan.

PT Praba Indopersada President director Hartanto Yohanes Lim said in Jakarta on Monday that the plant construction, which would have an output capacity of 2 x 50 megawatts (MW) would cost about US$172 million.

He said the project would be partly financed by loans from Chinese banks and should help cope with the province’s power deficit.

“The power plant is expected to ease the acute electricity shortage in the area,” he told The Jakarta Post.

He added that the province currently bought electricity from a Malaysian plant in neighboring Kuching to meet the energy shortage.

The project is among the cooperation agreemen...