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Tawau geothermal projects at to start drilling at Apas Kiri, Malaysia

Drilling preparation on site in Tawau, Malaysia (source: Tawau Green Energy)
Alexander Richter 19 Feb 2016

Tawau Green Energy has commenced drilling at geothermal project at Apas Kiri in Tawau, Malaysia.

In a release today, Malaysia-based Tawau Green Energy announces that it has commenced geothermal well drilling at the Apas Kiri Geothermal Field in Tawau, Sabah.

Tawau Green Energy has entered into a contract with Strada Energy International to undertake the drilling of exploration, production and re- injection wells. The company has received all requisite approvals to develop the project, including the supply of 30MW to Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. (SESB) under the terms of a 21-year Power Purchase Agreement based on a feed-in tariff.

Apart from the geothermal wells, the project includes the construction of access roads, Steam Above Ground systems, Power Plant (utilising binary ORC technology), Transmission Lines and Substations system and other related infrastructure. The power plant is expected to come into commercial operation in 2018, and will export directly into the SESB Sabah State Grid.

Source: Company release by email