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Early exploration work under way for Cahaya project, East Java, Indonesia

Makban geothermal power plant, Philippines (source: ThinkGeoEnergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 20 Jan 2016

Exploration work with a slim hole drilling program is underway for the potentially 2x55 MW geothermal project at Cahaya, East Java, Indonesia. The project is a joint-development effort by Aboitiz Power and PT Medco Power.

Aboitiz Power reports that early exploration work with a slim hole drilling campaign is under way at a joint venture project by the company in Indonesia.

In September 2015, Philippines-based Aboitiz Power, through its wholly-owned Singapore-based subsidiary AboitizPower International Pte. Ltd. announced a partnership with Indonesian PT Medco Power Indonesia to explore and develop a potential 2 x 55-megawatt greenfield geothermal plant in East Java province.

Now both companies announce that they will finalise its slim hole drilling program by February.  There are no results known yet, but by next month, it is expected to publish some results from the initial exploration work, as announced by  AboitizPower CEO Erramon I. Aboitiz said.

Indonesia is AboitizPower’s first foray overseas.

The project is developed by PT Medco Power’s subsidiary PT Medco Cahaya Geothermal, which was awarded the concession to develop the project.

Source: PhilStar