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Marubeni Corporation to Enter into Power Purchase Agreement for Rantau Dedap Geothermal Project in Indonesia

Thursday, 28 March 2013

On November 12, 2012 PT Supreme Energy Rantau Dedap (Indonesia, “SERD”), a special purpose company established by Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”), PT Supreme Energy (Indonesia, “Supreme Energy”) and GDF Suez S.A (France, “GDF Suez”), entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA’) for 30 years with the Indonesian state-owned electricity utility, PT PLN (Persero) (Indonesia, “PLN”) in respect of the development of Rantau Dedap geothermal power plant project located in the South Sumatera Province of Indonesia.

SERD will develop the geothermal resources in the Rantau Dedap area and construct a geothermal power plant with a generating capacity of 220 MW. The target commercial operation is scheduled in 2016 and the electricity generated by the project will be supplied to PLN based on the PPA. SERD expects to procure main equipment of its power plant from Japanese manufacturers and secure financing through project finance with the assistance of international commercial banks and export credit agencies such as Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

With the world’s largest estimated geothermal resources and rapidly growing electricity demand, the government is proactively laying groundwork to expand development of geothermal power plants. The project is part of the Indonesian’s government electricity development program (The Fast Track Program II) and holds an important place for the future development of geothermal energy in Indonesia. Marubeni will, through the project, contribute to stable power supply and facilitation of geothermal resources as a low emission and renewable energy in Indonesia.

Outline of Rantau Dedap Project
Project Company : PT Supreme Energy Rantau Dedap
Ownership : Marubeni 35%, Supreme Energy 30%, GDF Suez 35%
Project Site : South Sumatera Province, Sumatera Island, Republic of Indonesia
Generating Capacity : 220 MW (planned)
Project Cost : About US$ 990 million
Off taker : PT PLN (Persero)
Contract Period : 30 years
Outline of Consortium Members
PT Supreme Energy
Establishment : September 2007
Representative : Mr. Supramu Santosa (President Director)
Headquarters : Jakarta, Indonesia
Outline of business : Development and Investment in Geothermal
GDF Suez S.A
Establishment : July 2008
Representative : Mr. Gerard Mestrallet (Chairman & CEO)
Headquarters : Paris, France
Outline of business : Production, sales and investment in water, electricity and gas fields