Sunpower: Indonesia power project achieves grid connection for all units

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The Indonesia Jinchuan WP & RKA Lateritic-Nickel-Ore Project power plant, designed by Sunpower subsidiary Yangguang Engineering Design Institute, achieved grid connection for all three of its units, the Singapore-listed company said in a filing to SGX Thursday.

When fully operational, the power plan — the 37th Indonesia facility Yangguang Institute has provided design services for — will have a maximum load capacity of 162 megawatts, Sunpower said.

China’s National Development and Reform Commission has named the project, located on Indonesia’s Obi Island, as a key China-Indonesia cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, the filing said.

“The successful connection to the grid in all units marks an important breakthrough in this project, and is a testament to our strong ability and extensive experience in providing power plant design services for projects under the Belt and Road Initiative,” Guo Hongxin, executive chairman of Sunpower, said in the statement.

“Indonesia is a market where we have a strong presence and a high degree of familiarity,” he said, adding Yangguang Institute a presence in 11 countries along the Belt and Road region.

The project is a joint venture between Jinchuan Group, which is China’s largest electrolytic nickel smelter, and Indonesian mining company WP & RKA, the filing said.

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