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Selasa, 06 Desember 2016



Minister of EMR Officially Inaugurated PLTU Cirebon 1 x 660 MW

CIREBON – Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik, officially inaugurated the operation of PLTU Cirebon in capacity of 1 x 660 MW on Thursday (18/10/2012). The PLTU is located 10 km east of Cirebon, West Java. 

The minister stated in his speech that the operation of PLTU Cirebon 1 would increase the reliability of Java-Bali electricity system. PLN reported that PLTU Cirebon would add electricity supply up to 5.500 GWh per year.

“The recent energy need increase, to balance it every month, we have to sign contract and plant groundbreaking,” said Jero Wacik.

He also stated that the investment of PLTU Cirebon 1 reached US$ 877 million. “According the report, the investment is US$ 877 million. The occupation created during the project are 1.500 people and in the operation are 300 workers,” he said.

The minister asked all businessmen to continuously develop Cirebon because Cirebon is one of industrial center and potential in fishery. “The owner of PLTU Cirebon 1 stated that there has been a willing to proceed the construction of PLTU Cirebon 2 in capacity of 1.000 MW,” said Jero Wacik. 

PLTU Cirebon was built using Independent Power Producer (IPP) scheme by consortium of Indika Energy Tbk, Marubeni Corporation, Korea Midland Power Company, and Santan Co. Ltd.

PLTU Cirebon was built on a land of 150 hectare. Based on technology point of view, the project is the pioneer in supercritical boiler technology utilization, which is able to process low calorie coal spreading in Indonesia efficiently. The exhaust emission produced by PLTU Cirebon is also far under the threshold. By using cooling tower technology system, the circulation system of the water is also more environmentally friendly. (AK)