Wärtsilä has signed a joint development agreement with two Indonesian companies, PT Pertamina (Persero) and PT Godang Tua Jaya (GTJ), to build the first bio-LNG plant in Indonesia.
Persero is Indonesia’s national energy company and GTJ is a waste utilisation sector specialist company in the country.
For this project, Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Systems will carry out a feasibility study to set up a mini bio-LNG plant with a capacity of 0.75t an hour capable of producing 4MW an hour.
The plant will be able to convert municipal solid waste into eco-friendly biogas that can be used as renewable energy source for typical vehicle fuel.
Along with the study, the company will also offer technological support and an economic assessment, which represent a front end engineering design (FEED) equivalent.
Wärtsilä Ship Power area sales director Sanjay Verma said: "Renewable energy is an increasingly important global requirement and we are proud to be involved in this landmark project.
"Wärtsilä has the experience and technological expertise in this area to turn solid waste into a valuable resource that can benefit the community."
Wärtsilä has previously delivered LNG plants with capacities ranging from 20,000t to 85,000t a yea, as well as developing solutions for capacities up to one million tonnes a year.
The company’s recent biogas liquefaction plant delivered for Norwegian Cambi designed to process household food waste into biomethane for use as fuel in the local buses was inaugurated on 12 February.
Image: Wärtsilä biogas liquefaction plant in Oslo, Norway. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.