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The National EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning) company has completed the Muara Laboh Phase One Geothermal Power Project (PLTP) located in Solok Selatan Regency, West Sumatra. This was following an announcement of the commercial operation of the 85 Megawatt (MW) net power plant by PT Supreme Energy Muara Laboh (SEML)—a joint venture between PT Supreme Energy, ENGIE and Sumitomo Corporation, on December 2019. The electricity generated will be supplied to the Sumatra electricity network owned by PT PLN (Persero), which can be distributed to approximately 340,000 households.

“As a National EPCC contractor, Rekind’s scope of work in Muara Laboh PLTP project is quite extensive because it includes the construction of the Wellpad & Road Access that is carried out simultaneously with the construction of a Geothermal Power Plant and Steam Gathering System. All of this is done independently by Rekind’s best assets. We can also complete this project in accordance with the targets set by the stakeholders. Obviously, this is a proud achievement,” said Yanuar Budinorman, President Director of Rekind.

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“Along with the support and cooperation of the local community and the Regional Government of West Sumatra, Rekind was able to complete the work of this project by always trying to provide the best. Every work we do must be measured and planned properly,” he added.

Indonesia has the second largest amount of potential geothermal power resources in the world, totaling about 28,000 megawatts. The Indonesian government has set a target of increasing geothermal power generation from the present 2,000 megawatts to about 6,000 megawatts by 2028, giving rise to expectations for further geothermal resource development.

Muara Laboh PLTP is an embodiment of the power plant included in the National Strategic Project implementation program, related to the 35,000 MW power plant acceleration project. In the West Sumatra Region itself, this PLTP is the first power plant that utilises new and renewable energy.

 

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