Thu, 08 Jul 2010


VIVAnews - State electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) President Director Dahlan Iskan said the development of steam-powered electricity generator in Jeranjang, West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara would not be finished until October.

Iskan, who visited the 1x25 MW generator construction site, also said there were two solutions to speed up the establishment, which include the advancement of the equipment delivery time and addition of the number of workers.

He went on by saying that the work on the generator was hampered by supporting tools from China. “In May, I didn’t believe the project would be done in October. Now, I still didn’t believe it”.

The tools, which have not arrived until today, were really getting in the way. However, he said he was glad about the increase in the project development. “Two months ago, there wasn’t any turbine. Now, it was being taken up”.

Iskan, accompanied by several PLN directors, predicted the generator will be able to operate in January 2011, later than the initial plan of October 2010.

Iskan was in West Nusa Tenggara to observe PLN’s work in overcoming power crisis. The province, especially Lombok, is one of the areas in Eastern Indonesia that suffer from the biggest power crisis, which is 40 MW. Iskan has also visited Bima Regency and Sumbawa earlier.