Alstom and consortium partner Marubeni Corporation have been awarded a contract by electricity utility Perusahan Listrik Negara to build a combined cycle power plant in Indonesia.

Alstom has won a contract worth approximately €160m (£127m) with electricity utility PT.PLN (Persero) in consortium with Marubeni Corporation for the construction of a combined cycle power plant in Indonesia.

The power plant is located at Muara Tawar, 35km from Jakarta, on the northern coast of Java.

The project consists of extending the existing power plant with a fifth unit. The Alstom-Marubeni consortium originally built the combined cycle plant Unit 1 and the gas turbine peaking plant Unit 2 in 1995. The new Unit 5 will increase the total output of the plant by 235MW from the current 1,800MW, helping Indonesia meet the current high electricity demand on the Java/Bali grid. The plant will be operated with natural gas, helping the country to reduce its dependence on liquid fuel.

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom, as consortium leader, will engineer, procure and commission a fully integrated power island, consisting of one GT13E2 gas turbine with one heat recovery steam generator, one COMAX steam turbine, two turbogenerators and the ALSPA control system.

Alstom will engineer and manufacture the heat recovery steam generators at its local boiler facility in Surabaya, the capital of east Java. Marubeni Corporation will supply the balance of plant, high voltage switchyard, civil works and erection services.