Indonesia is accelerating a project to build a new 2,000 MW coal-fired thermo-power plant, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asian region, in the Central Java province.

Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Planning Luky Eko Wuryanto was quoted as saying at a press briefing that the plant is one of the country’s key projects under the Government’s master plan on acceleration and expansion of long-term economic development.

The four-billion-USD plant is said to use environmentally-friendly ultra-supercritical boilers to generate 2,000MW of electricity per year once completed by 2016.

According to Wuryanto , Indonesia needs at least 4,000MW additional of electricity each year to sustain its annual economic growth of over 6 percent.

The project is carried out by Indonesia’s PT Bhimasena Power Group along with J-Power Electric Power Development Company under Japan’s Itochi Power Corporation and Indonesia’s Adarro Energy company.-VNA