Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over 61 million euros by PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy to supply and install a 30 MW geothermal plant for the Karaha Power Plant in West Java, Indonesia. Alstom will design, supply, install and commission the entire power plant. The project will be delivered by the end of 2016.
Indonesia, with its unique geology, houses the world’s largest potential geothermal source which is estimated to be nearly 30,000 MW. However, recent figures indicated that Indonesia is not harnessing the potential of geothermal energy, with the source contributing only 5% of its estimated capacity into the power mix.
The Indonesian authority, in looking to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions and leverage on the huge geothermal reserves, made the decision to fast-track the development of Indonesia’s power industry and has signed numerous geothermal-related contracts in the last few years.