A 60-MW barge-mounted power plant was delivered to Ambon city, Maluku, on Saturday January 29, 2022, to provide 250.000 citizens with electricity in Indonesia.
Nusantara 1, a 60-MW movable, ship-mounted power plant, can support the electrification of Indonesia’s eastern part, state electricity firm PT PLN’s president director, Darmawan Prasodjo, informed on Saturday.
Speaking in Ambon, Maluku, he said the first stage of BMPP was developed by PLN’s sub-holding PT Indonesia Power in collaboration with state shipbuilding company PT PAL.
Barge mounted power plants are a solution for meeting electricity needs in remote areas, especially in the eastern part of Indonesia, he explained. The BMPP program aims to meet electricity needs over the short and temporary term.
In addition, the presence of the BMPP would encourage reserve margin and increase the electrification ratio rapidly, he said. What is more, the BMPP can be moved to a place that requires more electricity.
Nusantara 1 BMPP is equipped with dual fuel technology to accommodate flexibility in and availability of fuel. A large amount of power is needed to electrify areas that have electric power deficits in the Muslim country.
President director of PT Indonesia Power, M Ahsin Sidqi, explained that the BMPP would electrify Ambon through a 150kV network. At the end of January 2022, Nusantara 1 sailed to Ambon from Surabaya. Furthermore, on February 12, it will undergo a mooring process.
After the BMPP’s arrival, power evacuation work, backfeeding, RLB, RLS, and operations synchronization will be done to support the operation of the Ambon electricity system before March 31, 2022.
Energy Central.com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.