Nuclear Generating Plant to be Built at Ujung Lemah Abang
Tuesday, 14 November, 2006 | 16:55 WIB

Tempo Interactive, Jakarta: The government has set Ujung Lemah Abang, Murian Peninsula, Central Java, as the location for constructing a nuclear-based electric generating plant. The tender will be offered in 2008 and construction will be carried out in 2011.

Head of the National Atomic Power Agency Soedyantoro Soentono said that the location was chosen out of three prepared locations at the Muria Peninsula: Ujung Lemah Abang, Ujung Grenggengan and Ujung Watu. “Ujung Lemah Abang was chosen because it has a better position and it already has a transmission network,” he said yesterday (11/13).

At the first phase, a generator of 2x1,000 megawatts, which will be activated in 2007, will be built. Afterwards, the capacity of the generator can be increased to between 6,000-7,000 megawatt.

The Director of Electricity at the Department of Energy Emy Perdanahari said that in 2025 the government targets that nuclear energy, biomass, water and sun will contribute five percent of energy needs. “The set up of PLTN (nuclear-based electric generating plant) is required in order to decrease dependency on fossil fuel,” he said.

MUHAMAD FASABENI
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