Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Indonesia: Tender for Three Geothermal Projects Coming in October

Govt to Offer Up Three Geothermal Projects Next Month (Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia is set to offer a tender for three geothermal projects next month, as part of its effort to develop a sustainable source of energy.

The Way Ratai project in South Sumatra, Bukit Kili in West Sumatra and Marana in Central Sulawesi  are part of 26 geothermal projects to be offered to investors this year and next year. The 26 projects have a total capacity to generate 1,425 megawatts of power.

"We are seeking companies that are financially and technically capable," said Yunus Saifulhak, a director of geothermal at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.

The government has placed the Gunung Lawu geothermal field in East Java and Danau Ranau in South Sumatra on offer this year.

The Gunung Lawu project attracted proposals from Pertamina Geothermal Energi, Star Energi, Ormat, Sari Prima Energi and Bumi Energi, and the ministry will determine the winner in December, Yunus said.

Danau Ranau on the other hand, only attracted one bidder, and the government will  repeat the tender process to attract more bidders.

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