(EnergyAsia, January 22 2014, Wednesday) — Finland’s Wartsila said it has secured an order from a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned PLN to help build a 200MW power plant that will be the country’s largest when it is fully operational by May 2015.

Wartsila will lead PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero) Tbk (PT PP), one of Indonesia’s largest construction contractors, in a consortium to build PT Indonesia Power’s Pesanggaran Bali power plant to meet Bali Island’s rising electricity demand.

The plant will supply electricity to Bali’s sub system grid when it begins operating from December 2014. Operating on Wartsila’s modern combustion engine technology, the plant will be powered by 12 of its 50DF dual-fuel engines feeding mostly on natural gas with the flexibility to swtich to conventional heavy fuel oil when needed.

The Helsinki-based firm said the order strengthens its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of large gas and multi-fuel power plants of up to 600 MW. Its power plant solutions are based on modern combustion engine technology, which provides superior flexibility and high efficiency at any load.

“The overwhelming advantages that our combustion engine technology provides for power plant applications are superior flexibility and high efficiency at any load. These unique features enable the maximum use of intermittent energy sources, while ensuring a ready, reliable, and efficient electricity supply.

“The Wartsila PT PP consortium was awarded this important project following the tender process, and the selection was based on our proven capability to deliver high quality, extremely efficient, and flexible energy solutions on a fast-track basis,” said Sushil Purohit, Wartsila Power Plants’ regional director for Southeast Asia and Australia.

Wartsila’s growing presence in Indonesia

According to Wartsila, the contract was its third secured in Indonesia last year, adding to the 3,500 MW of installed power in operation and projects under execution in the country.

Wartsila has service agreements for more than 350 MW of generating capacity in Indonesia that along with its other installations in the country are supported by the company’s extensive global service network.