Vallourec to Supply OCTG for Geothermal Project in Indonesia
Global leader in seamless pipes Vallourec announced that it has signed a contract signed with PT Geo Dipa Energi, Indonesia’s state-owned enterprise
which focus on geothermal exploration, development and power generation, to deliver 8,000 tons of Casing for the development of Geothermal Power Plant Dieng Unit 2 and Patuha Unit 2 in Central and West Java in Indonesia. Pipes will be primarily threaded with VAM 21 connections in order to meet the technical challenges of the Geothermal environment. The first deliveries will begin by the end of this year and the project will be completed in 2021.
The project is sponsored and approved by the Asian Development Bank. Asian Development Bank has approved USD 300 million loan for GDE on this project with the aim to provide a sustainable, reliable and efficient energy. The investment will increase GDE installed geothermal capacity by 110 MW and it’s a part of Indonesia’s national target to reach 7,000 MW installed geothermal capacity by 2030. Indonesia has the world’s largest geothermal potential, at an estimated 29,000 MW vs current capacity of 2,100 MW.