Indonesia is one of the world’s largest archipelagos and has the potential for significant volumes of marine energy. The MoU follows feasibility studies and is expected to lead to an initial facility of 12MW, potentially expanding to 150MW in the future.
“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, tidal energy, Black & Veatch. “The UK’s tidal current energy technology expertise is among the most advanced in the world. We are delighted SBS has selected Black & Veatch to help use it for the benefit of communities in Indonesia.”
“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, SBS welcomes Black & Veatch’s global power expertise and UK tidal current experience,” said SBS group chairman and CEO, Michael Spencer.