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KPS’s Wind Turbines Tower Over Five Continents

By 25 March 2024April 17th, 2024Group News3 min read

Photo: The wind towers PT Kenertec Power System (PT KPS) supplied for Sidrap Wind Farm – Remember Sidrap Wind Farm? Built 2017 in Sidenreng Rappang Regency (South Sulawesi), it’s the first and biggest wind park in Indonesia — as well as testament to a pledge ensuring renewables reach 23% of national energy mix in 2025.

Enough to power half of Sulawesi, the farm was built with the help of PT Kenertec Power System (PT KPS/KPS), its wind tower supplier. KPS was the only local partner manufacturer in Sidrap, with 30 units of the farm’s turbines sent from the company’s production base in Ciwandan, Cilegon City, Banten.

“Located on a 29-hectare area, PT Kenertec Power System is Indonesia’s only wind turbine company. For over 17 years, we have worked with leading wind turbine service providers from around the world,” said KPS’s marketing general manager Choi Chang Don.

KPS isn’t a new face to the scene. Established in 2006, its products now “tower” over dozens of countries in America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

Its export destinations include the cities of Brisbane (Australia), Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Vancouver, Houston, and San Diego (United States); also Cuxhaven (Germany), Paldiski (Estonia), and Klaipeda (Lithuania) for the European region. In Asia, KPS ships its towers to Kandla and Chennai in India.

In the last few years, wind has become a rapidly growing energy subsector globally. It is considered the cleanest alternative energy source for making fewer negative impacts than other renewables.

No carbon emissions, greenhouse gases, or dangerous chemical compounds are released in its use through wind turbines. These towers take up less land compared to other green energy generators, with construction possible on only a small part of any cropland or pasture.

They are also more durable and great for long-term use, with an average operational age of 15-20 years.

At the company facility, turbine production takes several stages, from material cutting, beveling, bending, long seam welding, to finishing. Each step is thoroughly executed by experienced staff. “To maintain quality, we regularly monitor machine and labor performance, raw material quality, and compliance with manufacturing procedures.”

KPS has obtained ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, HSEMS, DIN 18800-7 Class E, DIN EN ISO 3834-2, and other supplementary certificates. Also on the list is TKDN — proof that minimum local content requirements are met — as 30%-40% of the company’s production materials are locally sourced.

KPS is a wind tower company under Korindo Group. Founded in 2006, it aims to become a world-class wind turbine producer. To improve product quality, KPS continues to innovate and empower its workforce with various training programs. (chm)