PT Makmur Sejahtera Wisesa is developing a captive mine mouth power station at Tanjung, South Kalimantan, that will provide power to Adaro Indonesia's coal mining operations, replacing expensive diesel generators, when it comes on stream in 2012, and reducing Adaro's dependency on diesel fuel.
The power station comprises 2 x 30 MW units which will be fuelled from Adaro's Wara deposit and will have a net power output guaranteed at 52.5 MW with up to 5 MW of this output being reserved for supply to the local community with the balance available for Adaro Indonesia's operational needs
Only equipment from long established and reputable manufacturers was considered. The steam turbine generators are being supplied by Siemens and the boiler by BHEL of India. Lurgi's Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) technology was utilized in the boiler design and this will allow the plant to achieve high levels of availability, up to 90% even when using Adaro's low energy, high moisture Wara coal.
Joseph Chong, ,
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph is a Malaysian citizen and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom in 1975 and an MBA from Oregon State University, USA in 1982. He
had over 30 years experience in Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia's power utility company, in various roles including Operations and Maintenance of power plant, Power Project Management, Finance, Fuel Risk Management and Procurement. Currently Joseph is as CEO of PT Makmur Sejahtera Wisesa.