Black & Veatch and SBS sign Indonesia tidal energy deal

Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch has joined forces with UK-headquartered subsea consultancy SBS INTL to develop commercial-scale tidal projects in Indonesia.

Indonesia is one of the woBlack & Veatch in Indonesia tidal energy dealrld’s largest archipelagos and Black & Veatch believes it has the potential for significant volumes of marine energy.

A memorandum of understanding between US-headquartered Black & Veatch and SBS was signed following feasibility studies and is expected to lead to an initial facility of 12 MW, potentially expanding to 150 MW in the future. à‚ 

“This important renewable energy project has the potential to make a significant contribution to meeting Indonesia’s energy needs, especially on remote islands,” said Tim Baker, technical director of tidal energy at Black & Veatch.

“The UK’s tidal current energy technology expertise is among the most advanced in the world and we are delighted SBS has selected Black & Veatch to help use it for the benefit of communities in Indonesia.”

SBS Group chairman Michael J. Spencer said the deal have been realised after “more than three years of research into Indonesia’s archipelagic ocean resources, resulting in an exclusive offshore site development agreement with state-owned utility PLN”.

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