TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: State Electricity Company has appointed Japan's Sumitomo to build the 20 megawatt geothermal plant in North Sulawesi which was part of the second batch of the 10,000 megawatt project, an official with the state company said on Thursday.
Director of Planning and Technology Bambang Praptono said the project worth about US$20 million and “funding for the construction will be provided by the Asian Development bank.” However Bambang said the contract for the Lahendong Unit 4 plant between the state power producer and Sumitomo will not be signed until 2010.
Bambang said the same agreement is expected for the Cisokan water power plant project in which the World Bank reportedly to provide US$1 billion loan.
The State Electricity Company is also working on bids for other power plant projects including the New Sumatera Utara coal power plant (2 x 200 megawatt), Asahan unit 3 gas power plant in North Sumatra (2 x 174 megawatt), Parit Baru coal power plant in West Kalimantan (2 x 50 megawatt).
The New Sumatra Utara and Parit Baru projects, worth US$500 million and US$ million respectively, will likely be funded by Chinese bank. While the US$300 million Asahan unit 3 project to receive loan from the Japan International Corporation Agency.