Jakarta, Indonesia - Aggreko has laid the foundations to bring up to 100 MW of power to Indonesia as part of a commitment made during the UK-Indonesia business forum earlier this year.
Work began today on the company’s new service centre, which will serve the country with rapid response power and temperature control services.
The new depot supports President Joko Widodo’s vision to develop the Jakarta metro area, and will bring additional jobs and training to the local community.
UK Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Indonesia, Richard Graham attended the ground-breaking ceremony at Bekasi, North Jakarta. He was joined by the Aggreko team and key local industry leaders.
Mr Graham said “the ground breaking is a first step of both the UK and Aggreko delivering on their commitment to the President Joko Widodo. As Indonesia moves to improving its energy situation, Aggreko would play a vital role in providing temporary and emergency power solutions.”
The depot will have capacity to supply 100 MW via mainly diesel-operated generators, though Aggreko’s in-house research and development facility in Scotland has invested heavily to develop alternative fuel generators, to support Perusahaan Listrik Negara’s de-dieselisation programme.
The company’s Regional Director for South Asia, Radhakrishnan Viswanathan, said: “We are very proud to begin work on our new depot, which will help support the people and economic development of Indonesia.
“The depot will eventually help provide 100 MW of rapid response, high quality electricity, as well as be our hub for maintenance and servicing.”
The depot is set to open by the end of September, and provide reliable modular power that will support the growth of local businesses and consumers in Indonesia.
The British company, currently employs 120 Indonesian nationals and will bring additional opportunities for commercial, technical and engineering positions.