Three Geothermal Plants Planned for Indonesia

January 13, 2003 [] The Philippines’ the state-owned oil company Pertamina, Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) and Marubeni Corporation, of Japan, have formed a consortium to build three geothermal power plants in Indonesia. Pertamina General Manager Sukusen Soemarinda reported that an agreement was signed in Tokyo, Japan, to jointly build the US$750 million project, which includes a 110 MW geothermal power plant named Ulu Belu in Lampung, Indonesia; a 330 MW plant named Lumut Balai in South Sumatra; and a 60 MW plant named Tompase Lahendong in North Sulawesi. A feasibility study is now being undertaken.
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