Waskita Karya Earns New Contract Worth IDR 128 Billion From A Power Plant Project In West Sumatra
Illustration. (Photo: Doc. Antara)

JAKARTA - PT Waskita Karya Tbk (WSKT) through its business unit, the EPC Division (Engineering, Procurement & Construction Division) has won a new contract for the construction of the Bayang Nyalo Mini-hydro Power Plant (PLTM) with a capacity of 2 x 3 megawatts in Pesisir Selatan Regency, West Sumatra.

"Hopefully the signing of the contract for the Bayang Nyalo PLTM project with PT Bayang Nyalo Hidro will be facilitated and smooth and everything will be made easier during the implementation of the project and can make a positive contribution and blessing to Waskita," said Waskita Karya's Director of Operation III, Gunadi in a written statement, quoted from Antara, Monday, November 29.

With the construction of this PLTM, Gunadi hopes to provide many benefits from various aspects. For example, from the environmental aspect, it will greatly contribute to energy savings and reduce the use of fuel which has an impact on air pollution.

He also explained that PLTM is a mix of new and renewable energy (EBT).

The work contract agreement worth Rp128 billion was signed by Senior Vice President EPC Division AS Wisnu Wijayanto and Soma Ariyaka as President Director of PT Bayang Nyalo Hidro (BNH).

Also witnessing the Director of Operation III PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk. Gunadi and President Commissioner of PT Bayang Nyalo Hidro Zainal Hadi.

This PLTM will utilize the flow of the Bayang Nyalo River with a watershed area of 98.50 square kilometers. The scope of work consists of civil, hydromechanical, and electrical works excluding turbines and generators (supply by owner). The work itself is divided into three main packages.

According to the Senior Vice President of the AS EPC Division, Wisnu Wijayanto, the source of funding for the development comes from PT Bayang Nyalo Hidro with the type of monthly payment in accordance with the progress of each month.

It is also said that the plan for the construction of this PLTM will be carried out with an implementation time of 660 days or 22 months.

"With the condition of the land status that has been acquired 100 percent, and has experience in working on Hydro Power projects, we are optimistic that we can complete the project with good quality, on time, and with a capacity guarantee in accordance with the Detail Engineering Design (DED) agreed between Waskita and Bayang Nyalo Hydro," said Vishnu.

Waskita itself is very experienced in building several PLTM projects in Indonesia, including PLTM Baras West Kalimantan, PLTM Lokomboro East Nusa Tenggara, PLTM Werba Irian Jaya, PLTM Lebak Barang Central Java, PLTM Sangir Hulu West Sumatra, PLTM Lebak Tundun West Java, then The PLTA agreed to Aceh and the PLTA 2 x 10 megawatt Genyem Papua.

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