Balanced Engineering & Construction

Design and Build of Steel-Framed Chimney

steel-framed chimney Indonesia
Case study

Design and Build of Steel-Framed Chimney, Indonesia

This chimney design and build project in Indonesia, undertaken by PT Asahimas Chemical (ASC), a subsidiary of Asahi Glass Co Ltd (AGC), represents a visionary pursuit. Facing the challenge of harnessing Indonesia’s low-grade coal for a 2 x 151.5 MW power plant, ASC, with BEC’s expertise, embraced the environmentally friendly CFB (circulating fluidised bed) boiler technology. As the main EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, Formosa Heavy Industries Corp. collaborated to realise a power plant that meets the nation’s energy needs and sets a benchmark for sustainability in power generation.


The project faced constraints related to limited space during the pre-assembly of the steel frame, requiring meticulous planning and execution.

BEC's Approach

BEC, recognised for its proficiency in handling complex projects, played a pivotal role in the design and construction of the steel-framed chimney. The scope of work included the following:

  • Supply and fabrication of steelwork frames and flues
  • Precise erection of the steel frame and platforms
  • Heavy lifting of flues
  • Installation of critical components such as aviation warning lights (AWLs), lighting, lightning conductors, and earthing systems

The project was successfully completed and handed over within the designated schedule.

The BEC Advantage

In the dynamic landscape of construction, BEC showcased unparalleled innovation and adaptability. BEC’s involvement in this project contributed to the successful establishment of a state-of-the-art CFB boiler power plant in Indonesia.  The facility allows for co-generation and the mixed burning of biomass fuel.  Using environmentally friendly technologies positions the plant as a model for sustainable and efficient power generation. Despite the challenge of limited space during frame preassembly, BEC’s expertise ensured the seamless execution of construction activities, meeting the project’s timeline and objectives.

Projects Details:

PT Asahimas Chemical


Formosa Heavy Industries Corporation




March, 2018