The Jakarta Post
Feel the heat: The Gunung Salak geothermal power plant percolates near Bogor, West Java. State construction company PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) said that its subsidiary would make good on plans to build a 40-MW geothermal power plant in West Java .(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)Publicly traded state construction company PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) says it will proceed with a long delayed plan to build a 40-Megawatt (MW) geothermal power plant in West Java.
WIKA corporate secretary Natal Argawan said in Jakarta last week that the firm’s subsidiary Wijaya Karya Jabar Power secured a contract to build and operate a geothermal power plant in the Gunung Mas geothermal field in 2008, although project realization had been slow due to high financial risk.
“We are completing a seismic survey,” he told Kontan business daily.
Drilling would start as soon as the survey was completed, he ad...