Ormat contracted for 14 MW geothermal plant in Indonesia

Ormat contracted for 14 MW geothermal plant in Indonesia Gunung Salak, Indonesia (source: flickr/ Adhard, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 17 Jun 2021

Ormat Technologies has secured a contract on the delivery and setup for a 14 MW geothermal plant for Star Energy at the Salak geothermal field in Indonesia.

A new contract has been signed for an expansion planned at the Salak geothermal field in Indonesia. Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced having secured a new contract with Star Energy Geothermal Salak to supply products to extends the Salak geothermal field in Indonesia. The Salak geothermal field is located near Jakarta on the southwest flank of the Gunung Salak volcano and is currently contains geothermal power plant utilizing steam.

The new 14 MW Salak geothermal power plant will use air-cooled Ormat Energy Converter and will allow 100% geothermal fluid reinjection which serves both to sustain the reservoir and to produce electrical power with virtually no environmental impact. Ormat is in partnership with local contractor that will provide the EPC services. The supply of the plant is expected to be completed within 12 months from contract start.

Platanares geothermal power plant, Honduras (source: Ormat Technologies)

Doron Blachar, CEO of Ormat Technologies, said, “This contract signals that the markets for our products segment are beginning to reopen as the impact of Covid-19 dissipates. We expect to record revenue partially in 2021, with the balance in 2022. Demand for clean, renewable energy continues and municipalities and utilities are seeking to expand the use of geothermal resources wherever possible. As the impact of the pandemic continues to decrease, we plan to pursue additional contracts worldwide.”

Ormat Technologies is already active in Indonesia, being part of the consortium that built and operates the Sarulla geothermal plants and is engaged in development of the Ijen project in partnership with PT Medco Energi.

Source: company release