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First 110 MW unit of Sarulla geothermal project reaching completion

Drilling rig at Sarulla project, Indonesia (source: Sarulla Operations)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 6 Oct 2016

Construction of the first 110 MW unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant is reaching completion with an expected start of operation before the year end.

Reported from Indonesia, PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) expects the first 110 MW unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant in Silangkitang, North Tapanuli (Taput) to start operation before the end of the year.

Corporate Secretary of PT PGE Tafif Azimudin revealed that “In early September 2016 physical construction of geothermal power plants Silangkitang Unit 1 1 × 110 MW (SIL) has reached more than 95%. This is a remarkable achievement, “said Tafif.

It is planned to expand the plant with additional 2 units to reach a total installed capacity of 330 MW when finalized.

“Sarulla Operations Ltd (SOL) will build and operate three units of geothermal power plant (3x110MW) which will be entirely channeled to PT PLN (Persero),” he said.

The plant will provide much needed power to the grid in North Sumatra.

 

Source: Teman jr saragih