PT Medco Cahaya Geotherm (DFC-IJEN)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Indonesia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Blawan Ijen, Bondowoso East Java
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Bank Risk Rating
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PT. Medco Cahaya Geothermal
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Oct 9, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the DFC, the Project involves development of a 110 MW geothermal project located at Blawan Ijen, Bondowoso East Java in Indonesia. This Project will be developed in stages, referred to herein as units. Unit 1 will include production and injection wells, and associated ancillary facilities, to support a 34 MW powerhouse. The Project plans to expand to 110 MW capacity with a future Unit 2. At this time, however, the Project is only seeking financing for Unit 1.

The key components of Unit 1 include the following:
• Operation facilities including power plant, separator and brine pump, vent station (rock muffler), base camp, office, and car park;
• Drilling and exploration facilities (including four well pad areas, including 6 production wells, 2 injection wells, and one backup injection well), logistics yard, and explosives bunker;
• Access roads (within the Project site); and
• 150 kV transmission line and 83 towers (approximately 28.3 km).

Investment Description
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Investment information not available at the time of disclosure.

Private Actors Description
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PT. Medco Cahaya Geothermal is a 100% owned subsidiary of Medco Power Indonesia.

As stated on the company's website, PT Medco Power Indonesia was established in 2004 as an Independent Power Producer and provider of Operation and Maintenance services. Currently, Medco Power owns and operates more than 3,100 MW, spread across 15 locations in Indonesia.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - PT Medco Power Indonesia Client Energy
- - - - PT PLN Persero Buyer Energy

Contact Information
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The Project ESIA and Non-Technical Summary will be available for review at:

Kantor Desa Kalianyar (Kalianyar Village Office): Plalangan I, Kalianyar, Kecamatan Ijen, Kabupaten Bondowoso, Jawa Timur 68288
Kantor Desa Bulusari (Bulusari Village Office): Jl.Bulusari No.1, Dusun krajan, RT03 RW01, Desa Bulusari, Kecamatan Kalipuro, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur, 68455
Kantor Desa Pesucen (Pesucen Village Office): Jl.Mahoni No.1, Dusun Krajan RT01 RW02, Desa Pesucen, Kecamatan Kalipuro, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur, 68455
Kantor Desa Grogol (Grogol Village Office): Jl.Akasia No.102, Dusun Krajan, RT01 RW01, Desa Grogol, Kecamatan Giri, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur, 68425
Kantor Kelurahan Giri (Giri Village Office): Jl.Moh. Husni Thamrin No.266, Kelurahan Giri, Kecamatan Giri, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur 68423

Client - PT. Medco Cahaya Geothermal:

Ahmad Taufik
Phone: +6282376061882
Address: The Energy Building 8th Fl, SCBD Lot 11A, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta 12190


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