Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Indonesia: Pertamina Awarded 150 MW Ciremai Mountain Geothermal Working Area

Pertamina to become Ciremai Block Operator (Tempo)

The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has scrapped plans to auction Ciremai Mountain geothermal working area in West Java. The government will appoint state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina to become the operator of the area. “They [local residents] at the vicinity of Ciremai Block suggested it be operated by Pertamina,” Energy Ministry Geothermal director Yunus Saefulhak told Tempo yesterday.

The ministry now is aiming to develop geothermal electricity in Ciremai with a capacity of 110 MW of a total capacity of 150 MW. The block covers an area of 38,560 hectares.