On November 16, 2018, the completion ceremony for Semangka hydropower plant (Semangka HPP) was held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the owner – Korea Midland Power Corporation and Posco E&C, local partners of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, the Governor of Lampung Province as well as representatives from Indonesian Government and Voith Hydro.
Located in South Sumatra Region of Indonesia, the plant utilizes discharge from the Semangka river.
Voith delivered the complete water to wire scope which included two generating units comprising of two vertical Francis turbines with a total output for 56.6 MW, two 33.3 MVA generators and two 33/40 MVA generator transformers.
The project is a run-of-river hydroelectric plant that partly replaces electricity generated by fossil fuel fired power plants in the Sumatra Grid thus augmenting the share of renewables in the power generation mix.
Fast growing hydropower market in Indonesia
The total energy demand in Indonesia is expected to increase by 6.9% each year up to 2026. According to PLN’s strategic planning the total new capacity in the country shall be 56 GW throughout the next ten years. Out of this, hydropower plants are expected to deliver 8.3 GW.
Hydropower development is supporting the government’s initiative in a big way to increase the share of renewables in the country’s total energy use to 23 percent by 2025 from approximately 13 percent in 2018.
Voith Hydro is well positioned to serve Indonesia’s power utilities
Voith Hydro’s footprints in Indonesia date back to nearly 100 years. The establishment of an office in Indonesia in 2015 underlines the commitment of the company to this region. In future, Voith will continue supporting Indonesia and the adjoining countries to expand their footprint in hydropower generation by delivering best in class services, products and tailor-made solutions.