Musirawas wants realization of mega power project

Musirawas wants realization of mega power project

Ridwan Mukti. (ANTARA)

We have received a report from the district office of the energy and mineral resources service..."
Musirawas (ANTARA News) - The district administration of Musirawas, South Sumatra, calls for immediate realization of a Rp29.5 trillion (US$2.95 billion) power generating project in that area.

Musirawas Regent H Ridwan Mukti said here on Monday, there has been an investor interested in building the coal-fired power project in the sub-district of Rawas Ilir.

"We have received a report from the district office of the energy and mineral resources service that a Jakarta based company PT Tri Bayubuana Energi (TBE) is interested in building the project at a coal mine," Ridawan said.

The district administration of Musirawas will fully support and and will provide any facility needed such by simplifying the licensing procedure, he said.

Head of the district office of the energy and mineral resources service Suhendi said PT Tri Bayubuana Energi (TBE) already completed surveys and socialization of the project to the local people.

According to the company, construction of the power plant will be carried out in two phases.

The first phase with project is to be built in the village of Beingin Makmur II with a capacity of 2x300 megawatts (MW) will cost around Rp9.5 trillion, Suhendi said.

The first part of the project will include construction of an electrical relay station either in Muara Rupit to be built in 2014 around 30 kilometers from the power plant with a capacity of 150 KV or at Lubuk Linggau , 65 kilometers from the power plant with a capacity of 225 KV, he said.

The second phase will have a capacity of 2x600 MW to cost around Rp20 trillion .

The power to be generated from the second phase will be supplied to the Sumatra-Java interconnection through the Bangko-Bukit Asam power plant .

After 25 years in operation under PT Tri Bayubuana Energi, the state electricity company PLN will take over the operation of the power plant, Suhendi said.
(Uu.H-ASG/F001)

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