Development Projects worth US$56 billion
“We have been waiting for this steam turbine SST-140 installment for a while, its capacity reaches 20 megawatt. For the time being until now, Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology) has installed a 3MW turbine. Working closely with Siemens, Indonesia has further improved one step ahead,” said Marzan A. Iskandar head of BPPT.
Iskandar inaugurated a new industrial steam turbine manufacturing plant of SIP—a joint venture of Siemens AG and PT Nusantara Turbin dan Propulasi (NTP) in Bandung, West Java, May 16th, 2012. The plan in the upcoming months is to gradually start with the production of Siemens SST-140 steam turbines with a power output of up to 20MW. The turbine is used for commercial and industrial applications such as captive power plants for pulp and paper mills, steelworks and mines. It is a central component for e.g. sugar, textile, chemical and petrochemical industries, as well as refineries and FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) application.
“Indonesia is an important market for Siemens,” said Markus Lorenzini Head of Energy Sector, Siemens ASEAN-Pacific. He told that, Siemens had been operating in Indonesia for many years. He saw that a huge potential in the steam turbine markets for domestic consumptions to support Indonesia’s aggressive acceleration program for electricity generation and development of various industries.
Meanwhile, President Director of SIP, Dierk Unterspann, said that his new facility is another major step forward becoming the leading developer of industrial steam turbines in Indonesia to support not only the energy market, but also various industries such as coal, biomass, palm oil, sugar, textile, mining and waste incinerator plants.
Head of BPPT Iskandar said that one of MP3EI (Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Growth) goals (2011-2025) is more advanced Indonesia, including national energy availability produced by steam turbine. The Indonesian government has allocated US$56 billion to build power plants for 2012-2014 period.
89 development project worth US$54.5 billion
Meanwhile, Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa said to The Jakarta Post recently, that most of the development projects from the government’s economic acceleration program are running according to their initial plans.
“In general, all the projects are running as expected,” Hatta said in Jakarta on Thursday, following a meeting on the progress of the projects developed under the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Growth (MP3EI).
He said that 89 development projects, worth nearly Rp500 trillion (US$54.5 billion), had been launched under the program, as of March, and added, as many as 39 of them are infrastructure projects, while 50 are real sector [industrial] projects,” Hatta said. “The infrastructure projects are worth Rp195.94 trillion and the sector real projects are worth Rp294.79 trillion.
Hatta said that the government planned to soon release a progress report on the MP3EI, which was launched last year. He hoped that, government will release its progress report on the MP3EI to the public in August 2012.
The MP3EI is a government program that is expected to trigger growth in Indonesia and, in the long run, make the country one of the top five global economies in 2025. The program mainly focuses on infrastructure development in six corridors spread across the archipelago. The six corridors are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali–Nusa Tenggara and Papua–Maluku islands. The development of the corridors is expected to garner at least Rp4,000 trillion in investment in various projects within a 15-year period, spanning from 2011 to 2025.