Hawkins and BCK win contracts for two geothermal power developments in Indonesia

18 February 2015 (Last Updated February 18th, 2015 18:30)

New Zealand-based infrastructure firm Hawkins and Banguan Cipta Kontractor (BCK) have secured two designing, procurement, and construction contracts for Lumut Balai and Karaha geothermal power stations in Indonesia.

New Zealand-based infrastructure firm Hawkins and Banguan Cipta Kontractor (BCK) have secured two designing, procurement, and construction contracts for Lumut Balai and Karaha geothermal power stations in Indonesia.

Both the projects are owned by the country’s Pertamina Geothermal Energy.

The Lumut Balai project is to be developed at a remote site 1,300m above sea level in south-west Sumatra.

As well as designing, procurement, and construction of the power plant, Hawkins will be responsible for installation of the Toshiba-manufactured equipment at the facility.

"The Lumut Balai project is to be developed at a remote site 1,300m above sea level in south-west Sumatra."

The second contract for the Karaha power plant, which is 1,200m above sea level in West Java, will see Hawkins install the Alstom-supplied power equipment at the facility.

Both the contracts involve provision for commissioning of all above-ground steamfield activities at the facilities.

From their initiation in January 2015, the Lumut Balai and Karaha projects are expected to last for 24 and 23 months, respectively.

Hawkins Group CEO Geoff Hunt said: "We are utilising specialist knowledge and skills that we have developed on geothermal projects in New Zealand, and partner with local contractors to best utilise combined expertise."

The firm has developed a number of geothermal facilities in New Zealand, the Kawerau Geothermal power station, Ngatamariki Steamfield and Nga Awa Purua Geothermal power station.

As well as power plant constructions, Hawkins has been responsible for airport modernisation, flyover and road projects in the country.