Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Government to offer 15 geothermal fields for tender

The government will soon call for bids for exploration and development of 15 geothermal fields which could generate around 1,500 MW of electricity and require a total investment of $4.5 billion, Dow Jones reported. Director General of Mineral, Coal and Geothermal Resources at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Bambang Setiawan, said the tenders will be organized by the regional governments where the fields are located.
The fields are Seulawah Agam in Aceh, Telaga Ngebel in East Java, Gunung Ungaran in Central Java, Jaboi in Aceh, Gunung Talang in West Sumatra, Blawan Ijen in East Java, Hu'u Daha in West Nusa Tenggara, Sipoholon Ria-Ria in North Sumatra, Bukit Kili in West Sumatra, Sorik Marapi-Roburan-Sampuraga in North Sumatra, Marana in Central Sulawesi, SongaWayaua in South Halmahera, Atadei in East Nusa Tenggara, Suwawa in Gorontalo, and Kaldera Danau in Banten.

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