Bowman is to supply PT Sumberdaya Sewatama with up to 25 power turbo generator systems for containerised Caterpillar 3516 engines which will reduce fuel costs by 7%. A progressive company exploring renewable and efficient energy sources, Sewatama approached Bowman after an end to Indonesian government subsidies in July saw diesel prices rise by up to 22%.
The contract marks the first application of Bowman’s world leading TurboGen technology in Indonesia as well as its first use in a containerised installation. Based on proven technology already successfully used on a variety of engines, it is also the first installation on a CAT 3516.
Bowman’s rapid response to the order will see two systems installed in the first phase of the project, with another 23 installations at the Lampung site following successful implementation.
Indonesia is one of the world’s largest markets for stationary genset power applications.