PROGRES PLTU SORONG
If in several previous editions REINSITE discussed a project that is located on the island of Java, at the end of 2022, we will shift to the east to tell a story about one of the Government’s Red and White program projects, namely the Sorong Steam Power Plant (PLTU) Project which is located in Arar village, Sorong province.
The PLTU project with a capacity of 4×7 MW was previously planned to be built in Ayuka Village, Timika Province, Papua. However, due to technical constraints in the form of land conditions that did not support the design, the project officially moved its location to the Sorong area on March 20, 2020.
This December, the Electrical Engineering project team, through hard work and long struggle, succeeded in overseeing the activities of loading the main PLTU materials, namely transformers, steam turbines, boilers and WTP/WWTP.
The current work progress has reached 47.51%, where the project team colleagues in the field are completing backfill and compaction activities which are targeted for completion in January 2023. Meanwhile, the next stage of work is piling work which is planned for completion in February 2023 , then foundation construction work, grounding work, and civil works which are targeted to be completed by the end of 2023.
The Sorong 4×7 MW PLTU project is expected to add electricity to the lighting program for the eastern region, especially in the Sorong area and its surroundings, which has now become a newly expanded province, namely the Southwest Papua Province.