Bukit Asam to sell power to PLN for Sumatra, Java and Bali
PT Huadian Bukit Asam Power will supply electricity of 2 by 620 megawatts for 25 years to PLN.
The two groups have signed an agreement on a power purchase deal.
PLN will distribute the power to Sumatra, Java and the Bali area.
Huadian Bukit Asam Power, which is 45 percent owned by PTBA and 55 percent by China Huadian Hongkong Limited, won a bid last year to a build coal-steamed power plant called South Sumatra 8 (PLTU Sumsel 8) in Tanjung Enim, Sumatra.
The company will start building the plant next year with total investment reaching US$1.59 billion.
“PTBA is optimistic that PLTU Sumsel 8 will be completed by the end of 2016 and start operations at the beginning of 2017,” said the PTBA.