TEMPO.CO, Bojonegoro – Coordinating Minister for the Economy Chairul Tanjung has launched 14 energy projects across the nation worth US$8 billion. The launch was conducted in Banyu Urip, Bojonegoro, East Java.
“The investment value is not small. I’m looking forward to seeing these projects operational,” Chairul said on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, in Bojonegoro.
Of the 14 projects, three oil and gas projects viz. Banyu Urip production facility, Donggi Senoro gas refinery and Arun-Belawan gas pipe, have kicked off operation. On the occasion, Chairul also inaugurated the construction of Gresik-Semarang gas pipe.
In the power sector, eight steam-fueled power plant have been fully operational with a total of 2,093 megawatt capacity. In addition, Patuha geothermal power plant with 55 megawatt capacity was also launched.
Chairul explained that the installations would reinforce Indonesia's power capacity to help it become a developed, industry-based country.
“I hope the power plants will entice investments. We hope that the State Electricity Company (PLN) will continue to build power plants, particularly outside Java,” he said.
BERNADETTE CHRISTINA MUNTHE