Job: Consultancy – International Geothermal Expert, PT Geo Dipa Energi, Indonesia

Patuha geothermal plant, Bandung, Indonesia (source: ESMAP)
Alexander Richter 7 Feb 2019

As part of the Indonesia Geothermal Power Generation Project, PT Geo Dipa Energi is seeking expressions of interest by International Geothermal Experts for a 6-month project funded by the Asian Development Bank. Deadline is February 11, 2019.

PT GeoDipa in Indonesia, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is seeking expressions of Interest by individual consultants (International Geothermal Expert) for work on the Indonesia Geothermal Power Generation Project. Deadline is February 11, 2019.

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

ADB’s Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) for 2018-2020 aims to support the Government of Indonesia to achieve higher levels of pro-poor sustainable growth and to enhance social development. With an estimated 29,000 megawatt (MW) of potential in geothermal power generation, Indonesia has about 40% of the world’s geothermal reserves, making it an important resource for the country to achieve its commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 29% by 2030.

The proposed Geothermal Power Generation Project (GPGP) aims to support expansion of two geothermal power plants in Java, which will contribute to Indonesia’s efforts to increase renewable energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The outcome will be increased power generation from geothermal resources and lower carbon emissions. The outputs include the construction and commissioning of additional geothermal generating capacity at two existing geothermal power plants of 55 MW each.

The objective of the assignment is to provide technical support to the state-owned entity in charge with geothermal power plant development, Geo Dipa Energi (GDE), and provide key inputs for ADB due diligence for the proposed expansion of existing geothermal power plants Dieng and Patuha.

Scope of Work

The consultant, together with the National Geothermal Expert/Geologist, will support ADB’s due diligence efforts in connection with a potential debt financing for expansions of the Dieng and Patuha geothermal projects proposed by GDE. A comprehensive feasibility study (“FS”) to assess the technical aspects and costings of the field expansions at Dieng and Patuha will be carried out by GDE. It is anticipated that GDE will engage a third-party contractor to undertake the FS (“feasibility study contractor- FSC”). The FS is expected to focus on the conceptual model, reservoir simulation, wellfield development planning, drilling and power plant design. The results of the FS are expected to provide critical input to ADB’s decision making regarding the lending for these projects. ADB intends to engage technical experts to assist GDE in guiding the FSC and in follow up activities in preparation for the project development.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

Detailed tasks include, but not limited to the following:

(i) advise GDE on requirements for the feasibility study, including identification of necessary inputs, required expertise, desired outputs, and estimated costs;

(ii) support GDE in the evaluation of proposals for the FS and identify areas of necessary negotiation to achieved desired outcomes;

(iii) support GDE and the FSC in the development of the FS by reviewing interim outputs, supporting document gathering and summary creation for provision to the FSC, provide feedback and identify gaps and additional requirements;

(iv) identify corporate capacity development opportunities for GDE in both headquarters and field;

(v) suggest areas of risk mitigation and improved project performance;

(vi) provide technical inputs for other ADB consultants, including on plant performance, environmental and social safeguard management, and procurement;

(vii) provide overall technical guidance for the project development;

(viii) provide feedback to ADB and GDE on technical elements of the project and coordinate inputs of other technical consultants; and

(ix) other related tasks, as requested

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The consultant must have a relevant degree and a minimum of 10 years of technical experience in geothermal sector in developing countries in Asia, including experience in exploration planning and drilling management. Experience on geothermal power plants in Indonesia is preferred. Excellent in oral and written communications skills in English is required. A strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively is a multi-cultural environment are needed.

Source: ADB/ GeoDipa