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Ansaldo Energia revs up energy development in Indonesia

It is willing to offer top technologies to customers in Indonesia as its power market is expected to grow at a tremendous rate.

Ansaldo Energia has been active in Indonesia for over 20 years and has two recent installations in the country.

It has recently completed the supply of two gas turbines in Grati Power Plant in Central Java, having finished commissioning in June 2018 for PLN. In December 2017, Ansaldo Energia played a crucial role as full EPC in the rehabilitation of a geothermal power plant at Kamojang site by substituting the existing turbine and generator with a new one manufactured in their Genova factory for Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of PLN.

Aldo Canepa, new units sales, vice president Asia Pacific, Ansaldo Energia, said that there are several market opportunities in Indonesia, and that the company’s major drive for their presence in the country is the installation of gas and geothermal turbines. After having completed the two gas turbines and the rehabilitation of the geothermal power plant, Canepa said that Ansaldo Energia is now working with different customers to develop new initiatives and then collect new business opportunities from the field.

In the geothermal space, Canepa said that the company is able to provide a full range of geothermal turbines that generate 20MW up to 110MW. At present, it is exploring several partnerships with stakeholders across all power sectors, which includes independent power producers (IPPs).

In particular, the company prides itself in its GT26 and GT36 turbines, which have a flexibility and efficiency that can fit well in the Indonesian grid. According to Canepa, gas in Indonesia is frequently used to fuel peaker power plants, and the GT26 and GT36 can perfectly operate with high efficiency at full and partial loads.

Because of a unique sequential combustor technology, the GT26 and GT36 turbine offers low emissions, a high turn-down capability, and high fuel flexibility. The high turn-down capability of these turbines enlarge the emission-compliant operation window, and thus increases the options for the power plant operator as compared to other combustion technologies.

Ansaldo Energia partnered with Shanghai Electric to deliver gas turbines to the wider Asian region, China in particular. Canepa said that they are also exploring other markets and identifying the best strategy for expansion.
Ansaldo Energia is involved in an integrated business model for turn key construction of power plants, power generation equipment, manufacturing and services, and services related to nuclear business. In Indonesia, the company’s representative office focuses on opportunities such as for EPCs, OEMs, and related maintenance services with major state utilities like PLN, its subsidiaries and IPPs now approaching the Indonesian market.

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