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Indonesian govt to offer 15 geothermal power projects

Feb 17, 2009 - AsiaPulse

JAKARTA - Tenders will be held soon for development of 15 geothermal fields expected to generate a total of 1,500 megawatt of electricity, the Indonesian energy and mineral resources ministry said.

The projects will cost around US$4.5 billion, Bambang Setiawan, the director general of mineral, coal and geothermal said.

The tenders will be organized by regions where the projects are located, Bambang was quoted as saying by The Jakarta Post.

The 15 fields in Aceh, East Java, Central Java, West Sumatra, West Nusatenggara, North Sumatra, Central Sulawesi, East Nusatenggara, Gorontalo and Banten, are among 20 geothermal fields to be offered to investors this year.

The five other fields are located in Maluku, West Java and in East Nusatenggara.