Indonesia to seek bids for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan, 1,000-MW Matenggeng

Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero plans to seek bids from builders, equipment suppliers, and consultants for the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan and 1,000-MW Matenggeng pumped-storage projects.

The government of Indonesia has applied for a US$600 million World Bank loan for the Upper Cisokan Pumped-Storage Power Project, which includes Matenggeng.

In 2006, PT PLN awarded a US$1.35 million contract to a joint venture of NEWJEC Inc. of Japan with Colenco Power Engineering Ltd., PT Hasfarm Dian, and PT Kwarsa Hexa to provide consulting services for Upper Cisokan in West Java. (HNN 6/15/06)

To be built on the Cisokan River, a tributary of the Citarum River, 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.

PT PLN plans to seek bids for:
o Design and construction of Upper Cisokan;
o A feasibility study, basic design, and bidding documents for Matenggeng;
o A corporate business strategy study; and
o Updating of system planning and operation capability.

Expressions of interest for consulting services associated with the pumped-storage plant are to be requested shortly. Expressions of interest for other consulting services are expected to be advertised in early 2009. Invitations for pre-qualification for civil works, metal works, and mechanical and electrical equipment are expected to be advertised in October 2009.

Those wanting to be included on a mailing list for invitations to participate are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact PT PLN Persero Kantor Pusat, Deputy Director for Construction Administration, Jl. Trunojoyo Blok M I/135, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12160 Indonesia; (62) 21-7251234 extension 1437; Fax: (62) 21-7227042; E-mail: tsnugroho@pln.co.id.

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