Supreme Energy planning with 2nd phase of Muara Laboh project in West Sumatra

Drill site at Muara Laboh project, West Java/ Indonesia (source: ENGIE)
Alexander Richter 6 Apr 2017

Having started work on the 80 MW first phase development of the Muara Laboh geothermal project in West Sumatra, the consortium around Supreme Energy is now planning with the second phase of the project.

Reported today from West Sumatra, the consortium PT Supreme Energy Muara Laboh (SEML) is now planning the development of the second phase of the Muara Laboh geothermal power plant.

With an initially planned full capacity of 220 MW, but lower than expected steam produced by the wells, the overall planned plant size lies now at around 140 MW.

Development is planned to start as soon as the first phase with a capacity of 80 MW is completed. The Muara Laboh geothermal proejct is located in South Solok, West Sumatra.

Unit 1 of the Muara Laboh geothermal plant is expected to start commercial operation in August 2019. After this, drilling for the second phase extension can begin.

It is reported that the consortium has so far spent around $150 million and drilling in the working area of Muara Laboh, which started last month, will last for 30 months.The project is jointly developed by French company Engie and Japanese Sumitomo, as we reported before.

The project was awarded through a tender to the consortium in 2010.

Source: Rambu Energy