Wärtsilä and two Indonesian partners signed a joint development agreement to create the first ever bio-LNG plant in Indonesia. The co-signers of the agreement with Wärtsilä are PT Pertamina (Persero), a national energy company, and PT Godang Tua Jaya (GTJ), a waste-utilisation sector specialist company.
Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Systems will conduct a feasibility study for the project to develop a mini bio-LNG plant with a capacity of 0.75tons/hour, which corresponds to approximately 4MWh in electrical production. The plant will process municipal solid waste into eco-friendly biogas for use as a renewable energy source. In addition to the feasibility study, Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Systems will provide technological support and an economic assessment. This study represents a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) equivalent. If the project is deemed to be feasible, then the parties are expected to enter into an execution agreement.
“Renewable energy is an increasingly important global requirement, and we are proud to be involved in this landmark project. Wärtsilä has the experience and technological expertise in this area to turn solid waste into a valuable resource that can benefit the community”, says Sanjay Verma, area sales director, Wärtsilä Ship Power.