One of Indonesia’as green energy companies PT Pembangkit Jawa-Bali has attracted the interest of Czech company Doosan Škoda Power. The Czech company is a manufacturer and supplier of equipment for power stations and machines related to steam turbines.
PT Pembangkit Jawa-Bali is one of the few companies that is looking into clean and renewable energy alternatives in the archipelago. Doosan Škoda Power is interested in the firm’s proposed initiative to build power plants which make energy from garbage and waste.
Czech Ambassador to Indonesia Ivan Hotek says the country’s energy sector has a lot of potential. For this reason, his country would like to explore a partnership. Another unit from Doosan Škoda Power was dispatched to the East Java office of PT Pembangkit Jawa-Bali, where the firm is brainstorming a new plant. Hotek hopes discussions between the two energy companies will end up with a mutually beneficial cooperation after the due diligence is complete.
“We know PT Pembangkit Jawa-Bali for its green energy development. We want to learn more about it through this cooperation,” Hotek said as quoted by Okezone.
“We are enthusiastic about the discussion, and we are ready to invite representatives from East Java’s local government to visit our factory in the Czech Republic. We are also ready to invite Universitas Airlangga to study further about how the power plant can create energy from waste. We’re truly grateful for the positive welcome by the local government,” said Hotek.
In response, the Deputy Governor of East Java Gus Ipul also voiced enthusiasm. According to him, along with local economic growth – which is always a top priority in the country – the new project would be advantageous in supporting the future development of other projects in East Java. Prior to this discussion, East Java has never had a power plant that actually produces energy from waste.
“We are ready to take advanced action regarding this cooperation in a more detailed manner. We believe East Java is a great option for investors. We provide easy access to land, electricity, permission, and qualified labour,” said the deputy governor. “We are also ready to visit the Czech Republic to see the Doosan Škoda Power facility directly.”
Hotek said that East Java has great potential considering that the province has relatively decent waste management already in place. For this reason, the deputy governor recommended Doosan Škoda Power to team up with PT Pembangkit Jawa-Bali.
President Director of PT Pembangkit Jawa-Bali Iwan Agung Firstantara said that the new potential cooperation with the Czech company would be an improvement for the nation’s power industry. With this in mind, he hopes a more comprehensive discussion about a cooperation can be conducted soon.
If the preliminary assessment goes well, the project could be a seed for a stronger bilateral relationship between the Czech Republic and Indonesia. This, in turn, could bring more opportunities for expats and inbound foreigners in the energy sector.
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