New Contract Signed: Ulumbu 2 x 2.5 MW Power Plant

GDA has signed a contract with PT PAL Indonesia for the design, manufacture, and supply of equipment for the Ulumbu Geothermal Power Project on Flores Island, Indonesia. The equipment supplied will include two 2.5 MW steam turbine generator sets complete with related auxiliary systems and controls. The contract was signed on December 1, 2008 and work commenced immediately.

The steam turbines are being manufactured by Elliott Turbomachinery in Jeanette, PA. They will drive synchronous generators manufactured by Kato Engineering in Mankato, MN, through speed reduction gears manufactured by Lufkin Industries in Lufkin, TX.

PT PLN, Indonesia’s national electric utility, selected PT PAL earlier in 2008 to be the prime contractor for the design, supply, construction, installation and commissioning of the Ulumbu Geothermal Power Project.

The Ulumbu geothermal field is located 11 km to the south of Ruteng, the capital of Western Flores, in the Kabupaten (Regency) Manggarai, Flores Island, in the East Nusa Tenggara Province of Indonesia.