Asia and Oceania

Indonesia awards engineering for 1,000-MW Upper Cisokan

Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero has awarded a US$1.35 million contract to a consortium to provide consulting services for the 1,000-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage project in West Java.

The contract, funded by the World Bank’s Java-Bali Power Sector Restructuring Project, was awarded to a joint venture of NEWJEC Inc. of Japan with Colenco Power Engineering Ltd., PT Hasfarm Dian, and PT Kwarsa Hexa.

Work is to include a supplementary study to review slope stability at the upper reservoir site, topological and geological surveys, access road detail design, a transmission line study, test grouting, an environmental assessment, resettlement action plans, and cost estimates.

To be built on the Cisokan River, a tributary of the Citarum River, Upper Cisokan is to have four 250-MW reversible Francis pump-turbines.