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Pertamina expects Hululais geothermal plant to start producing electricity in 2018

JAKARTA ( – PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), a subsidiary of state owned energy company Pertamina, expects the Hululais geothermal power plant project in Lebong Regency, Bengkulu to start producing electricity with capacity of 55 MW in 2018.

The second phase of the power plant project with capacity of 55 MW is expected to start producing electricity in December 2019, a the company said.

PGE said the drilling of well as shown good progress. The company said it has successfully drilled with measured depth of 3,203 meters of HLS-E/1 well. The drilling began on Nov. 28, 2015 using Pertamina Drilling Services Indonesia (PDSI) rig type N110/M3-28. The drilling of the well has been completed on March 12, 2016, in line with set target.

The HLS-E/1 well is the deepest geothermal well ever drilled in Indonesia.

PGE currently operating eight geothermal working areas, consisting of four working areas are already in operation, namely Kamojang (235 MW), Ulubelu 110 MW, Lahendong 80 MW and Sibayak 12 MW and four other areas are being developed namely Lumut Balai, Karaha, Huluasi and Sungai Penuh. (*)

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