Chinese contractors are set to strengthen their domination of electric generating projects owned by state-owned electricity company PLN, Asia Pulse reported on Wednesday (7/2/07).
After winning most of the coal-fired power generating projects with capacity of 300 and 600 MW in Java they are potential winners of most similar contracts to be built in other islands.
The Chinese contractors are also eyeing contracts to build transmission systems, Kompas reported. After the deadline for submitting auction documents Tuesday, the auction committee showed 15 of 27 bidders for 100-200 MW projects and 13 of 23 bidders for 50-65 MW projects are from China.
Indonesian contractors are dominant only in the projects for small power plants with a capacity of up to 25 MW, with Indonesians making up 44 bidders, the report said.
The projects are part of a push for coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of 10,000 MW to be completed by PLN before 2010.