PT. Medco Power Indonesia (Medco) invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the Proposal) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute a feasibility study for the development of a 111.3 megawatt wind power plant in West Sumbawa in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The Proposal submission deadline is 5:00 PM ICT (6:00 AM EDT) on August 11, 2023. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $1,046,434 grant to Medco from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About the Grantee
Medco was established in 2004 and operates across Indonesia through two main business lines. Medco owns and operates private power plants with a capacity of 638 MW in Indonesia, out of which more than half (348 MW) is comprised of renewable energy sources, while the remainder is gas-based generation. Medco’s renewable energy power plants include minority ownership in the 330 MW Sarulla geothermal power plant (the largest in the world), a 17.8 MW hydroelectric power plant in West Java and a captive solar power plant (26.8 MW) currently under construction in West Sumbawa. Additionally, Medco is involved in several planned renewable energy power projects including the 110 MW Ijen geothermal power plant in East Java (in partnership with U.S. company Ormat Technologies) and a 50 MW solar power plant in Bali. In its secondary line of business, Medco provides operation and maintenance (O&M) services to 2,150 MW of power plants in Indonesia that are owned by other companies, primarily PLN.
In order to support Indonesia’s clean energy transition, Medco intends to build a 111.3 MW onshore wind farm in West Sumbawa in West Nusa Tenggara province. The proposed plant is expected to primarily provide power to the local or national grid through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Indonesia main state-owned utility, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) (PLN). Additionally, the plant is expected to provide one quarter of its power directly to a single customer – specifically, to satisfy a portion of the electricity demand from the Batu Hijau gold and copper mine in West Sumbawa. The mine is the second largest gold and copper mine in Indonesia and is owned and operated by PT. Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara.
About the Study
The goals of the feasibility study include confirming wind speed and electricity output through a year-long wind measurement campaign; a topographical assessment and preliminary geotechnical investigation; developing a high-level plant conceptual design; developing cost estimates and assessing the economic viability; performing a grid integration study; creating an implementation plan; identifying potential financing sources; conducting a preliminary environmental, social, developmental and risk impact analysis; and identifying opportunities for the export of U.S. goods and services.