Start of Sorik Marapi Unit 1 geothermal plant now targeted for September 2019
The commercial start of operation for the 45 MW Unit 1 of the Sorik Marapi geothermal power project in North Sumatra/ Indonesia is now targeted for September 2019.
Following a working visit to the Sorik Marapi Geothermal Power Plant in the Geothermal Working Area (WKP) Sorik Marapi-Roburan-Sampuraga (SMRS), Mandailing Natal District, North Sumatra, F.X. Sutijastoto , Director General of New, Renewable and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of Indonesia, announced that the start of the plant is now targeted for September 2019.
This working visit was intended to monitor the progress of the Sorik Marapi Unit 1 (45 MW) PLTP project and ensure that the Sorik Marapi PLTP project readiness can be Commercial Operation Date (COD) in accordance with the set target, namely at the end of September 2019.
As the developer, SMGP has completed 19 drilling wells with details of 9 production wells, 7 reinjection wells and 3 monitoring wells. The overall progress of construction of the Unit 1 (45 MW) Sorik Marapi PLTP and its supporting facilities included 6 steam expander units, 12 ORC plants, reinjection lines, 66 kV and 150 kV transmission networks, as well as 66kV / 150kV substations that have been completed.
In this field visit, the Director General of EBTKE explained that the development of the Sorik Marapi PLTP with a total capacity of 240 MW was one of the national strategic projects and was part of the 35,000 MW Program and the 10,000 MW FTP Program Phase II. “We hope the Sorik Marapi Unit 1 PLTP can operate immediately and support the achievement of geothermal development targets and we will immediately try to follow up on the handling of the existing constraints,” he said.