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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

YTL Power inks PPA worth US$2.7b with Indonesian firm

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 22): YTL Power International Bhd ( Valuation: 2.00, Fundamental: 1.50) yesterday signed a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with PT PLN (Persero) worth US$2.7 billion (RM11.61 billion), marking the group's second investment in Indonesia.

In a statement today, YTL Power said its 80%-owned subsidiary, PT Tanjung Jati Power Co Ltd, has inked the PPA to restate and amend the original PPA that was entered into on April 2, 1997.

Under the agreement, YTL Power is tasked to construct two units of 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power generating facility. Correspondingly, it will sell the energy and capacity from the facility to PLN.

According to YTL Power, the project known as Tanjung Jati 'A' Coal Fired Independent Power project will be located at Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia, which will expire in 2051.

"YTL Power is pleased to be able to assist in realising (Indonesian) President Joko Widodo's bold vision of putting 35,000MW on the grid in the next five years," YTL Power managing director Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh said in the statement.

Yeoh said the project will utilise state-of-the-art coal-fired technology and will be among the most efficient of the new generation of plants in the Indonesian system.

"We are very much looking forward to working with PLN to get this project built and exporting much needed energy into the grid," he added.

YTL Power expects the project to contribute positively to its future earnings.

YTL Power made its first Indonesian venture in 2004, after purchasing a stake in the 1,220MW Jawa Power project through its wholly-owned subsidiary PT YTL Jawa Timur.

YTL Power owns 57.14% shares of YTL Jawa Power Holdings BV, which in turn owns 35% of the Jawa Power project.

Shares in YTL Power closed one sen or 0.68% lower at RM1.45 today, for a market capitalisation of RM11.19 billion.


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