Indonesia seeks consultants for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist with land acquisition and resettlement for the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage hydroelectric project in Indonesia. Responses are due October 3, 2009.

The project developer, Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero, recruited engineering services in February for pre-construction and construction of Upper Cisokan on the Cisokan River, a tributary of the Citarum River in West Java. (HydroWorld 2/12/09) Indonesia applied for a US$600 million World Bank loan for Upper Cisokan and the 1,000-MW Matenggeng pumped-storage project.

Upper Cisokan is to have four 260-MW reversible Francis pump-turbines in an underground powerhouse, two roller-compacted-concrete dams impounding upper and lower reservoirs, and transmission lines connecting with the Java-Bali power system. In 2006, PT PLN awarded a US$1.35 million consulting contract to NEWJEC Inc. of Japan with Colenco Power Engineering Ltd., PT Hasfarm Dian, and PT Kwarsa Hexa.

The current solicitation seeks a consultant to provide guidance and capacity building to PT PLN Persero for preparation of a land acquisition and resettlement plan for the upper and lower reservoir dams, surge tank, green belts, and spoil banks.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, in English, are to be submitted by October 3, electronically via the World Bank Group eConsultant Internet site, A consultant is to be selected from a shortlist.

For information, contact Elvi Nasution/Hermawaty Misnan, Indonesia Stock Exchange Building, Tower 2, 13th Floor, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta 12190 Indonesia; E-mail:


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