Kawasaki Receives Order for 4,560 kW Cogeneration System from Indonesian Cooking Oil Factory
Jul. 30, 2007
| Tokyo, July 30, 2007 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that its subsidiary Kawasaki Gas Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (KGA) and PT Euroasiatic, an Indonesian engineering firm have jointly received an order for a 4,560 kW gas turbine cogeneration system from PT Darmex Oil & Fats (Darmex), a cooking oil company located in suburban Jakarta, Indonesia. It will be installed in the company’s Bekasi Plant.|
The cogeneration system consists of a natural gas-fueled gas turbine power generation system, which can be powered by liquid fuel in an emergency, employing Kawasaki’s proprietary M7A-01 gas turbine and a waste heat recovery boiler. The system will supply power and steam to the Bekasi Plant’s production facilities, contributing to lower energy costs and a stable power supply. Kawasaki will supply the gas turbine power generation system while PT Euroasiatic will be responsible for procurement of the boiler and auxiliary equipment as well as installation work. The cogeneration system is scheduled to be completed in February 2008.
Due to the global hike in crude oil prices and Indonesia’s unstable electricity supplies, gas-based in-house power plants are being increasingly introduced, mainly in the urban and industrial areas where natural gas pipelines are being installed. Demand for gas turbine cogeneration systems is expected to increase.
Since Kawasaki first delivered a 3,000 kW class cogeneration system to Indonesia in 1994, it has delivered a total of 18 gas turbines to the Indonesian market. The M7A gas turbine, the core component of the power plant delivered to Darmex, is one of Kawasaki’s flagship products. Kawasaki has received orders for eight M7A gas turbines including orders received between 2004 and 2006.