Indonesia's PLN studying US$1.8 bln power cable project
Jul 21, 2008 - Asia In Focus
JAKARTA - State-owned electricity company PLN has proposed
a plan to build a power transmission cable across the Sunda
straits separating the southern tip of Sumatra and western
part of Java. The 800-kilometer transmission cable would
send 3,000 megawatt of power from a power generating center
in South Sumatra to Java, an official of PLN said.
* The project, to cost around US$1.8 billion, had been
proposed to the government and if approved it could be completed
in 2012, PLN chief commissioner Al Hilal Hamdi told the
newspaper Investor Daily.
* Hamdi said currently PLN was carrying out a feasibility
study on the project.
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