Two 220 MW geothermal power plants are to be built on Sumatra Island in Indonesia by GDF Suez and International Power joint venture IPR-GDF.

The two companies, along with project partners PT Supreme Energy and Sumitomo Corporation, today signed 30-year power purchase agreements for the plants with PLN, the state-owned utility of Indonesia.

The Muara Laboh and Rajabasa plants are part of the Indonesian government’s second fast-track programme, of which around 4500 MW should come from geothermal sources.

IPR-GDF Suez Asia is one of the leading independent power producers in Indonesia with 1280 MW of operating assets and 815 MW under construction.

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