Balambano Dam to boost generation

Pacific Rim Power has been awarded the engineering and procurement contracts for the Balambano Dam and Hydroelectric Power Station, with an average power output of 93 MW. Initial contracts for the preliminary civil works are under way. The supply/erection contracts of the turbine generators have been awarded to a consortium of GE Hydro of Canada, Elin and MCE of Austria. The station, at Soroako, Indonesia, is projected to be completed by the end of 1998. P.T. Inco needs additional power to increase nickel production at its plant.