作者：Yoko Dwi Arta Wijaya
TLBis PT.Tenaga Listrik Bengkulu, in English that means Bengkulu Electric Power. It is a joint venture company between PowerChina and PT Intraco Penta. TLB is building a coal fired steam power plant located Pulau Baai, Bengkulu. The capacity of this project is 2X100 MW and the power plant will fully operate on 2020. From this project, TLB hopes it could create jobs for local people and increase economic growth.
I am honored to have the opportunity to be a local employee of TLB. I am not the only local employee, I have a lot of local friends at TLB. I started working at TLB on May 29, 2017, working as a Chemical Engineer and a part-time Document Engineer in Engineering Management Department. Every day I receive a lot of documents from OE and EPC contractors. At first, I was not very good at handling my work, but Mr. Yang, our department manager, gave me a lot of guidance. He is a very good person, and he gave me a lot of advice on how to do my job well. I thank him very much. Other Chinese engineers of our department also made a lot of help during my work. They always invited me to go to site with them and taught me everything about the power plant, sharing their experiences. Therefore I learn a lot from my work.
TLB has started the construction last year. This project needs 3 years for the construction. When the first time I went to the site, I only saw nothing. But day by day we could see the differences. Every one of the project has been working hard to accomplish the power plant on time. In just less than a year, many things have changed here. The foundations of boilers, steam turbines and chimney have been built, and the temporary camp rose up from the ground.We started from nothing. Step by step we go further and see ahead into our future. The journey is still long to go but we believe that we could finish our work with the best result.
Since TLB started its power plant in Bengkulu, many jobs have been provided to local residents in Bengkulu. Job vacancies in Bengkulu is very difficult to find because not so many companies and industry here. That’s why the unemployment are so high in Bengkulu. TLB has started to build the power plant for Bengkulu，so many workers can work in construction. At the same time, it has helped many locals living near power plants who sell many foods and drinks to workers, which has helped to boost the economic growth of the local residents.
TLB participated on Bengkulu Expo to introduce ourselves to local people in November, 2017. This event was held for 3 days and so many companies joined in this event. We tried to closer to local people here, and explained everything about the power plant and how the progress is. Many people came to our booth and ask everything about it. I hope as local people here they will know that what we are going to build here this is for Bengkulu. So we could educate them about how important this project for Bengkulu. Electricity is important for us, and Bengkulu still needs more power supply. Because of inadequate electricity supply, sometimes there are some places in Bengkulu city will expose blackout or power outage, and there are other places in Bengkulu region still don’t have electricity on their areas. But this problem could be solved if the power plant has been in operation, then it could transfer more power supply to solve this problem in Bengkulu region. And the adequate electricity supplies will also increase investment in Bengkulu, which will promote economic prosperity in the Bengkulu.
I am so grateful as local people can join and work with so many Chinese professional workers here. I studied many things and I will not stop here. I am going to keep forward, enriching my experience here, improving my skills here and do the best for my company and my province. TLB will operate this power plant for 25 years. We still have long journey and many problems we will face in the future. We could face all the difficulties together as a team here. We work together, respect, thrust, and care each other to achieve success.
TLB印尼语译为PT. Tenaga Listrik Bengkulu，英文译为Bengkulu Electric Power。它是PowerChina和PT Intraco Penta的合资公司。TLB正在建设位于明古鲁Pulau Baai的燃煤电站。该项目容量为2×100MW，电站将于2020年全面投入运行。项目的建设运营能够为当地人创造就业机会，促进当地经济发展。