Indonesian firm, U.S. GE to cooperate in renewable energy
Updated: 2012-05-07 19:17:00
JAKARTA, May 7 (Xinhua) - A senior official at Indonesian power utility firm, PT Pelayanan Listrik Negara (PLN), said on Monday that it has established a cooperation with prominent U.S. energy firm of General Electric (GE) in developing power generator propelled by renewable resources.
A statement released by the PLN said here on Monday that "The cooperation is particularly benefited to PLN's efforts in developing power plant projects fueled by bio-mass energy that has been developed by GE," PLN President Director, Nur Pamudji, said in the statement.
"Besides that, GE would also help PLN in developing low calories coal gasification for power plants," Nur added.
He said that in the recently-signed MoU between PLN and GE, the cooperation would also include the construction of power plants, using GE's latest technology peaker gas turbine.
The MoU also covers GE's readiness to help provide parts and maintenance works of power plant turbine equipments produced by GE, used by PLN.
Nur also said that transfer of technology was also among terms in the MoU agreed by both sides, materialized in training programs for PLN officials.
"The cooperation would be upgraded and focused on efforts aimed at securing a sustainable one between PLN and GE," Nur said.
GE Asia Pacific President, Kenji Uenishi, said that GE is greatly committed in helping PLN in developing power system in Indonesia, saying that it has been involved in Indonesia's power business in the past 50 years.