State utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara, better known as PLN, is condent that it can complete an extension of the Muara Karang power plant, which supplies electricity the greater Jakarta area, by 2019, after signing a 3.9 trillion IDR (294 million USD) deal with a contractor.
PLN and a consortium of Japan's Mitsubishi and state-owned construction company Wijaya Karya signed the engineering, procurement, and construction contracts at the utility company's headquarters in Jakarta.
The expansion of the Muara Karang gas-powered plant will increase its capacity by 500 megawatts. The current capacity is 1,200 MW.
Investment in Indonesia's Automotive Sector: Nissan's New Plant
Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI), the Indonesia-based
local unit of Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Company Ltd, started construction of a new engine and transmission parts plant in
Purwakarta (West Java).
The plant, which will be constructed at NMI's existing
facilities in Purwakarta, covers 3,000 of square meters in
size and requires an investment of around 435 billion
IDR (33.2 million USD). The plant is designed to have a
production capacity of 96,000 units per year.
More Japanese ‘Flavors’ in Indonesia
Business of food and beverages flavoring in Indonesia becomes more attractive. Within the last six months, two global flavoring companies launched expansion to Indonesia. Recently, Japanese flavoring company PT Takasago Indonesia will invest 19.5 million USD to establish a new factory at 16,000 meter square of area in Bekasi, West Java.
According to Financial Advisor at PT Takasago Indonesia Leni Burhan, the construction of the factory will start at the beginning of 2017. The factory, which will have 3,000 ton of production capacity per year, is expected to start operating in 2018. Previously, PT Takasago Indonesia had built factory in Purwokerto, Central Java.
Aside of Takasago, another Japanese flavoring company PT Ajinomoto will expand its factory in Karawang Industrial Zone, West Java.