PTBA and China Huadian Agree to Build a PLTB in Indonesia with an Investment Value of Around IDR 25 trillion

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PT Bukit Asam Tbk. (PTBA) and China Huadian Corporation have agreed to collaborate in the development of a Wind Power Plant (PLTB) in Indonesia.

Previously, PTBA and China Huadian had collaborated in the development of the Sumsel-8 Mine Mouth Power Plant with a capacity of 2×620 MW, with an investment value of US$1.68 billion or around Rp.25 trillion.

PTBA president director Arsal Ismail said through this collaboration, PTBA could gain experience in PLTB development while contributing to energy conservation, emission reduction, and sustainable development. Through this collaboration, PTBA also wants to accelerate the development of NRE in Indonesia.

“This collaboration with CHD is one of PTBA’s steps to realize the vision of becoming a world-class energy and chemical company that cares about the environment. This is also in line with the Government’s target to achieve Net Zero Emissions in 2060 or earlier,” he explained, quoted on Friday (11/4/2022).

PTBA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Huadian Corporation on the development of a 1,3000 MW PLTB in South China and other renewable energy developments in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, the President Director of China Huadian Overseas Investment Co.,Ltd. (CHDOI) Fang Zheng and President Director of Huadian Guangxi Energy Co.,Ltd. (CHDGX) Duan Xi Ming stated that his party welcomed the plan to develop PLTB together with PTBA in China and the joint plan to develop renewable energy in Indonesia.

“As before, cooperation with PTBA has been well established in the construction of the PLTU Sumsel-8. We hope that this cooperation plan can run smoothly as expected with the support of the Chinese Government and the Indonesian Government,” said Fang Zheng.

For information, PTBA has been engaged in the development of NRE. This can be seen from several previous collaborations, such as the development of several Solar Power Plants (PLTS).

In collaboration with PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero), PTBA built PLTS with a capacity of 241 kilowatt-peak (kWp) at the Airport Operation Control Center (AOCC) Building. This PLTS has been fully operational since October 2020.

PTBA is also collaborating with the Jasa Marga Group for the development of PLTS on toll roads. On September 21, 2022, the PLTS with a capacity of 400 Kilowatt-peak (kWp) on the Bali-Mandara Toll Road was completed and inaugurated.

Then at the 2022 SoE International Conference in Bali on October 18, 2022, PTBA explored the potential for cooperation in PV mini-grid development at the operational location of the Semen Indonesia Group (SIG). (ATN/JAKTIMES)

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