JAKARTA: A floating power plant will start operations in Amurang, South Minahasa regency, in North Sulawesi in mid January 2016.
The ship that carries the power plant, which has a capacity of 120 megawats (MW), was yet ti find a position where it would be steady, Karpower Indonesia representative Osman said in South Minahasa on Thursday.
The MV Karadeniz Powership Zaynep Sultan, arrived in Amurang on Dec, 23, 2015. The power plant was expected to begin operations on Jan, 16, after a power transmission cable was installed to connect it with the gantry on shore, Osman added.
The launch of its operations would be made in stages, and by Jan, 23 all machines were expected to be operational, he added.
“Up until Wednesday the power generating vessel was still on track to supply electricity for North Sulawesi and Gorontalo,” he said. A similar ship from Turkey, with a 60-MW capacity gas-fired power plant, also arrived in the Tenau port of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, on Saturday, – Antara.