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Pertamina reports 80% completion of 110 MW Ulubelu expansion

Sibayak, geothermal plant, Lampung/ Indonesia (source: arthaliwa.wordpress)
Alexander Richter 14 Mar 2016

Pertamina Geothermal reports 80% completion of the 110 MW expansion of the Ulubelu geothermal plant in Tenggamus, Lampung.

Local news report, that the construction of unit 3 and 4 of the Ulubelu geothermal plant by PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) in Tenggamus, Lampung has reached 80% completion.

PGE President Director Irfan Zainuddin said each of the two new units will have a capacity of 55 MW. The 3rd unit is to be commercially operational in August 2016 and the 4th unit would follow in June 2017, Irfan said late last week.

“We are optimistic the project will be completed as scheduled,” he said. Construction of the two units is estimated to cost US$397 million financed by the parent company state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina, and a loan from the World Bank.

The 1st and 2bd units of PLTP Ulubelu each with a capacity of 55 MW, are already operational 2012. The two units could meet only 12.8 percent of Lampung’s power requirement .

If the two new facilities come on line in 2017, PLTP Ulubelu will have a total capacity of 220 MW equivalent to 9,570 barrels of oil per day. With the operation of the 3rd and 4th units, PLTP Ulubelu would contribute 25 percent to the power requirement of Lampung.

Irfan said PGE has set a target to build geothermal power plants with a total capacity of 1,000 MW in 2021 and 2,700 MW in 2030.

Currently PGE has 12 geothermal working concessions with a total capacity of 437 MW including 235 MW from Kamojang, 110 MW from Ulubelu , 80 MW from Lahendong, and 12 MW from Sibayak.

From the Hululais and Sungai Penuh geothermal concessions, PGE only sells the geothermal steam to state owned electricity company PT PLN. Construction of the power plants is to be handled by PLN.

Source: Republika