(EnergyAsia, February 27, Friday) — Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said it has received a full-turnkey order for a 750 MW natural gas-fired gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power plant from PT PLN, Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company.

PLN is planning to build a new GTCC power plant on the premises of the existing Tanjung Priok Power Plant, located 10 km northeast of the central part of Jakarta. The company is expanding the power plant’s generation capacity under financing arranged by Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme. The plant is slated to start up in November 2011.

MHI said it will supply two M701F gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), one steam turbine and the balance of plant (BOP). Mitsubishi Electric Corp will supply the generators while France’s AREVA T&D will provide the substations and power transmission facilities. Mitsubishi Corp will handle the trade particulars.

Indonesia’s electricity demand has been rising sharply along with economic growth. West Java, in particular the area around Jakarta, suffers from chronic power shortages.

To relieve the area’s tight power supply situation PLN has been focusing on new power plant constructions as well as expansion and repowering of existing facilities.

In 2006, MHI delivered two M701F gas turbines to PLN’s Cilegon power plant. PLN also opted for two units of the same turbine for repowering of its Muara Karang power plant, where construction work is now under way.