Aggreko, a leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, recently announced a 45 MW expansion to its power projects in Bali. The announcement comes on the back of successful re-tendering for the 125 MW of capacity it already delivers to the island, bringing Aggreko’s total power output to 170 MW.
The combined 170 MW of capacity will meet 23% of total electricity demand in Bali, injecting vital power into the local grid and maintaining essential infrastructure and services that drive the tourism industry. The additional capacity comes on line at a critical time as the demand increases and the ability to meet the demand is unfortunately limited by the existing infrastructure.
With a booming economy and demand for energy increasing steadily by about 9.75% per cent each year, the 45 MW capacity expansion was commissioned in Pesanggaran to bolster the existing power infrastructure and ensure the continued strong performance of the region’s tourism industry. The project win sees Aggreko continue its positive relationship with Indonesia Power subsidiary PT Cogindo Daya Bersama, having first worked together to install 125 MW of capacity in Pemaron in 2010.
“With Bali attracting an estimated 300,000 visitors each month, tourism is vital to the local community’s economic prosperity,” says PT Cogindo Daya Bersama’s president director Mangampin Saragi. “The addition of 45 MW into the grid reflects our desire to strengthen the region’s energy infrastructure and ensure Bali remains an attractive destination. We are committed to driving consistent and reliable power supply, and the decision to appoint Aggreko for this project reflects the strong working relationship and trust we have developed over the last 4 years.”
“We are excited to be continuing our work with PT Cogindo Daya Bersama,” says Aggreko’s regional director – APAC (Asia Pacific) Debajit Das. “We have demonstrated the flexibility of Aggreko’s service by offering 170 MW of capacity across two separate locations in Bali. Our successful re-tender and appointment for the 45 MW expansion project also reflect our ability to help customers and utilities overcome roadblocks by eliminating power limitations in a way that makes business sense.”