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Three firms pass first stage of tender for Gunung Lawu permits, Indonesia

Mount Batok, East Java, Indonesia (source: flickr/ taveshala, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 2 Nov 2015

Three firms have passed the first stage of a tender for the Gunung Lawu geothermal working areas in East Java, Indonesia.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate general for New and Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation, announces that three companies have passed the first stage of the selection process for the Gunung Lawu geothermal working area in East Java.

The companies that have passed the first stage are PT Ormat Geothermal Indonesia, Pertamina and PT Star Energy Geothermal Indonesia. Two firms failed to pass the first stage, due to submission of incomplete documentation.

As part of several open bids, the Gunung Lawu geothermal working area was put out for bids. In total, five working areas were offered in a bidding process that started this summer. The total expected power generation potential is estimated at 730 MW. The other areas offered are Kepahiang in Bengkulu, Marana in Central Sulawesi and Danau Ranau on the border of Lampung and South Sumatra.

The department had re-launched the tender for the Danau Ranau working areas because only one firm had submitted a bid.

Source: The Jakarta Post