Helping Java reduce its power shortage

2015-02-24 - ABB is supplying a Symphony Plus total plant automation system for a new supercritical power plant that will provide much-needed power for Java, Indonesia’s most populous island and the hub of the country’s fast-growing economy.

The 670 megawatt (MW) Banten Serang supercritical coal-fired power plant will provide much-needed power for the people and businesses of Java.

With a population of 143 million, Java is the most populous island and one of the most densely populated places in the world as well as a fast growing emerging market with high gross domestic product (GDP).

Scheduled to start production in mid-2016, Banten Serang power plant will make a timely boost to Java’s power generation resources. The plant is currently under construction and located in Banten province, about 60 kilometers from Jakarta.

ABB was selected to provide the plant’s automation system by the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, Harbin Power Engineering, one of China’s leading EPCs in the power generation and power transmission sectors.



ABB and Harbin Power Engineering have collaborated on several super critical power plant projects in Asia in recent years. ABB’s ability to provide Harbin Power with engineering support in the early stages of the project, and its experience in providing automation systems for supercritical power plants on a fast-track basis, are key benefits for the customer.

The state-of-the-art Symphony® Plus solution will control the entire power plant including the boiler, turbine, auxiliary electric equipment, fuel gas desulfurization, balance of plant.

Based on ABB’s latest addition to the Symphony Plus platform, the solution will provide a wide range of benefits that will reduce Harbin Power’s design and installation time and costs by reusing proven control solutions in large power plants, shorten start-up and commissioning periods and reduce the total cost of ownership for the end user.

ABB is also responsible for system design, engineering, installation assistance, commissioning support and training.

The plant is owned by PT. Lestari Banten Energi, part of Malaysia-based conglomerate Genting Berhard, and is being constructed under Indonesia’s build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) scheme.

Symphony Plus is ABB’s automation platform for the power generation and water industries. It is designed to meet the requirements of engineering, procurement and construction contractors in the power and water sectors, and of plant owners in all geographic markets and in all types of power generation and water treatment. There are now more than 6,500 Symphony DCS installations in operation all over the world, with more than 4,500 in power and water applications.



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