(Yicai Global) Feb. 22 -- State-run contractor China Gezhouba (Group) Corp. has completed construction of Indonesia's Takalar Power Plant ahead of plan.The plant is a key project in the state's 10-million-kilowatt power development plan.
Gezhouba Group received confirmation from Indonesian Perusahaan Listrik Negara (State Electricity Co.) yesterday that the second generator of the Takalar Plant went into formal service Feb. 14, fourteen days before schedule, Chinanews.com reported. The first generator has already operated since Dec. 28.
Takalar Plant in South Sulawesi consists of two 100-million-watt generators. The facility broke ground in May 2015 in the presence of Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president. The station also went into service ahead of time after 33 months' construction, and trial operations proceeded without incident.
The generating units have already output a total electricity of 247 million kilowatt hours in trial and formal operations, and the complex is a keystone in the regional grid, keeping it safe and stable, a technician said. Gezhouba Group has expanded its business to all Belt and Road countries, said the head of its local unit, and its new contracts and business volume abroad ranked sixth and eighth among all Chinese firms last year.