Wärtsilä driving backup power for Jakarta transport system

January 9, 2018


Finland’s Wärtsilä group has been contracted to provide a backup power plant to support a new mass transport system under construction in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Wärtsilä said it will be providing a 100MW smart power diesel generation plant for back-up electrical energy to ensure the reliability and availability of power.


PT Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of PT PLN (Persero) placed the order for the Senayan diesel plant project in December 2017.

The new plant will operate on six Wärtsilä 46 engines and is expected to be operational in early 2019.


Wärtsilä said the fast start up and ramp up time of its engines were a key factor in it securing the deal. In the event of power failure, the system “will be able to restore full power within minutes, whereas a conventional power plant would not be capable of such a rapid reaction time”, the company said.


The backup plant is being built by a consortium comprising Wärtsilä and Indonesian construction engineering company PT PP (Persero) Tbk. Wärtsilä is leading the consortium and providing the main equipment.


Eko Yuniarto of Indonesia Power said the decision to work with Wärtsilä followed the “positive experience” of using generating equipment from the company at a power plant project in Bali.


Last November, Wärtsilä was selected to supply 16 dual-fuel auxiliary engines for four new liquefied natural gas carrier vessels under construction in China.


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