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The Tanjung Jati B Power Plant Brings Reliable Electric Power to Millions

Project Name
Tanjung Jati B Units 3 & 4
Jepara, Central Java, Indonesia
Sumitomo Corporation

Delivered ahead of schedule in 2012, the Tanjung Jati Units 3 & 4 Electric Generating Station is a template for EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) power delivery in Indonesia. Almost five years into operation, the units are performing at an industry leading availability rate.

Behind the success is a unique export model which provided high-quality Chinese equipment. It meant cost efficiency was balanced with reliability and demonstrates the benefits of advanced pre-qualified equipment programs.

Black & Veatch, subcontracted to Sumitomo Corporation, was responsible for the plant’s boiler island auxiliary equipment package. With Indonesia’s economy expanding and demanding more electric generation, there was and remains a lot of pressure on the construction and commissioning phases of power projects. Black & Veatch implemented an accelerated commissioning program to meet an aggressive schedule and all equipment was delivered on time to support construction.

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“Black & Veatch has the ability to mobilize its multi-office resources to quickly resolve challenges in the field,” said John Du, Project Field Manager, Black & Veatch. “Field concerns were usually resolved before they became issues, largely because of our ability to draw on the expertise of the engineering professionals in our Asia region.”

The Tanjung Jati B Power Plant provides approximately 12 percent of the electricity available on the Java-Bali grid today. The expansion project added 1,320 megawatts (MW) of reliable electric generating capacity.

The pulverized coal-fired plant is located near Jepara, on the northern coast of Central Java in Indonesia. Black & Veatch was also a major participant in the successful completion of two existing units (Tanjung Jati B Units 1 & 2), completed in 2006-2005.

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