Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Indonesia: Aboitiz Pulls Out of First International Geothermal Project

Aboitiz unit cancels Indonesian venture (The Standard)

Philippines company Aboitiz Power Corp. said Tuesday it withdrew from the greenfield geothermal exploration and development project of wholly-owned Singapore-based subsidiary Aboitiz Power International Pte. Ltd. in Ijen, East Java, Indonesia.

“Aboitiz Power has decided that it will focus and allocate its resources for other ongoing and pipeline projects and has agreed to step aside to allow its partner to proceed with the project,” Aboitiz Power said in a disclosure to the stock exchange.

Aboitiz Power International earlier signed an agreement with PT Medco Power Indonesia to participate in the exploration and development of a potential 110 MW geothermal power plant in September 2015, which would have been the company’s first international venture.