PLTU Tanjung Jati B

PLTU Jepara saves rp 10.4 trillion

Jepara (ANTARA News) – The use of coal on coal-fired power plant PLTU Tanjung Jati B in Jepara regency, Central Java, will save operational cost of up to Rp10.4 trillion per year.

“Compared with a gas and steam power plant (PLTGU) running on fuel oil in a year, the operation of the four units of PLTU Tanjung Jati B will save up to Rp10.4 trillion,” PLN`s Java, Madura and Bali operations director I Gusti Agung Ngurah Adnyama said when inaugurating the boiler steam drum lifting of unit 3 of PLTU Tanjung Jati B units 3 and 4 in Jakarta on Thursday.

He said that the saving of Rp10.4 trillion per year, which is the equivalent of 1.78 million kiloliters of diesel oil, assuming that the price of diesel oil is Rp5,832.2 per liter.

“This is a reflection of one of the efficiency measures taken by PT PLN,” he said.

The only thing is that right now PLTU Tanjung Jati B is operating only two of its generators, namely units 1 and 2, while units 3 and 4 are still under construction.

Up to the end of January 2010, he added, the construction of units 3 and 4 of PLTU Tanjung Jati B has 45.23 percent completed.

The building of units 3 and 4 was started since the signing of the financial closing on February 25, 2009.

“The construction of unit 3 may take 35 months, and unit 4 may last 38 months,” he said.

PLTU Tanjung Jati B is built on 150 hectares of land in Tubanan village, subdistrict, Jepara regency, and is friendly to the environment.(*)