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EPC contractor Rekind on its work on the Muara Laboh geothermal project

Muara Laboh geothermal plant, West Sumatra, Indonesia (source: Rekind)
Alexander Richter 11 Feb 2020

EPC contractor PT Rekayasa Industri (Rekind) has shared some details of the work it has done on the 85 MW Muara Laboh geothermal power plant in West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Completed and commissioned in December 2019, the Muara Laboh Phase one geothermal power project is providing 85 MW of renewable geothermal power generation capacity in Solok Selatan Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia.

The National EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning) company of PT Rekayasa Industri (Rekind) worked on the plant for PT Supreme Energy Muara Laboh (SEML), which is a joint venture between PT Supreme Energy, ENGIE and Sumitomo Corporation.

The electricity produced at the plant is being supplied to the Sumatra electricity network owned by PT PLN (Persero), which can be distributed to approximately 340,000 households.

“As a National EPCC contractor, Rekind’s scope of work in Muara Laboh PLTP project was quite extensive because it included the construction of the Wellpad & Road Access that was carried out simultaneously with the construction of a Geothermal Power Plant and Steam Gathering System. All of this was done independently by Rekind’s best assets. We were able to complete this project in accordance with the targets set by the stakeholders. Obviously, this is a proud achievement,” said Yanuar Budinorman, President Director of Rekind.

He admitted, the execution of this project was a state mandate whose workload was not easy. As a member of the consortium, Rekind was demanded to synergize and be able to realize the best quality of work in a timely and efficient manner. In order to realize this expectation, various efforts were made by Rekind, including by developing technological innovations supported by their best assets.  Both engineer and non-engineer employees, each played a strategic and professional role.

“Along with the support and cooperation of the local community and the Regional Government of West Sumatra, Rekind was able to complete the work of this project by always trying to provide the best. Every work we do must be measured and planned properly,” added Yanuar Budinorman.

Muara Laboh PLTP is an embodiment of the power plant included in the National Strategic Project implementation program, related to the 35,000 MW power plant acceleration project. In the West Sumatra Region itself, this PLTP is the first power plant that utilizes new and renewable energy.  New and renewable energy sources come from WKP Liki Pinangawan Muara Laboh.

Through mastery of technology and innovation and supported by the ability of human resources in the field of industrial design and engineering, Rekind continues to make a real contribution to the development of geothermal energy in Indonesia. In the 38 years since it was first involved in the geothermal field, Rekind succeeded in building 16 Geothermal Power Plants (PLTP) in Indonesia.

At present, Rekind which is a subsidiary of PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) is also involved in the construction of the Rantau Dedap PLTP project with a capacity of 98.4 MW (2 units) owned by PT Supreme Energy Rantau Dedap (SERD).  Rekind was selected to work on the EPCC Geothermal Power Plant work package, including the Steam Gathering System, Wellpad & Road Access. The project is located in Muara Enim Regency, Lahat Regency and Kota Pagar Alam, South Sumatra.  To succeed this project Rekind involved local and national workers.

Source: PRNAsia – sent by email