Toshiba to Supply Steam Turbine and Generators for One of World's
Largest-class Geothermal Power Plant Projects
-Toshiba Supplies 3 x 60MW STGs for Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant in
TOKYO -- July 15, 2014
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502), today announced that is has been awarded a
major contract to supply 3 x 60-megawatt geothermal steam turbines and
generators (STG) for one of the world’s largest geothermal power plants, the
Sarulla geothermal power plant project, which is now under construction in
Tapanali Utara in Indonesia’s North Sumatra.
Toshiba, the world’s leading supplier of geothermal power generation
equipment, was awarded the contract by Sarulla Operations Ltd. (SOL), a
four-company consortium of Itochu Corporation and Kyushu Electric Power Co.
Inc. of Japan, PT Medco Power Indonesia of Indonesia, and ORMAT International,
Inc. of the U.S.A. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
contractor is Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd. (HDEC). Toshiba
will start to supply STGs to HDEC in July 2015, and the plant is scheduled to
start operation in November 2016. Its output will account for approximately 1%
of Indonesia’s total power generation.
Indonesia has the world's second largest geothermal resources, a potential
generating capacity of 28,000MW, but installed capacity to date is a low
1,300MW^*1. With growth driving demand and shortfalls in supply, the
Indonesian government is promoting geothermal power as a means to raise
generating capacity and reduce reliance on oil, where demand outstripped local
production in 2004. Government plans include IPP projects with a capacity of
12,000MW^*2 by 2025, which the Japanese government is supporting through its
yen loan program.
Toshiba, an industry leader in power generation equipment, has world-class
capabilities in nuclear, thermal and renewable power generation equipment. The
company entered the geothermal business in 1966 with the supply of an STG for
the Matsukawa plant, Japan's first geothermal plant, and subsequently expanded
into North America, Southeast Asia and Iceland. Today, Toshiba is the world
leader in the manufacture of STGs, with a market share of 23%^*3, and has
supplied 52 units with an installed capacity of 2,800MW. In recent years,
Toshiba’s technological capabilities have supported order wins for geothermal
STG in New Zealand, Kenya and Turkey.
Toshiba is highly familiar with the Indonesian market, where it is a leader in
power generation equipment supply. The company's record to date includes 12
steam turbines and generators with a combined capacity of 4,200MW for four
thermal power plants, including the Tanjung Jati B coal-fired thermal power
plant; 26 hydroelectric turbines and generators with a combined capacity of
1,500MW for 11 hydroelectric power plants; and the Patuha Unit 1 project, a
55MW geothermal power plant now under construction in West Java.
Global geothermal power market continues to grow substantially, with new
opportunities appearing around the world. By the end of 2013 the global
geothermal market is expected to reach 12,000 MW^*1 geothermal capacity.
Countries with notable potential include the U.S., Indonesia, Japan, the
Philippines, Mexico, Iceland, New Zealand and Italy. Toshiba will continue to
participate in projects that promote environmentally-friendly, low
carbon-dioxide renewables, including geothermal power.
1. Project: Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant Project, Indonesia
2. Owner: Sarulla Operations Ltd.
3. EPC contractor: Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd.
4. Site location: Tapanuli Utara, North Sumatra, Indonesia
5. Scope of Supply: 3x 60MW geothermal steam turbine and generators
*1 Source: Geothermal Energy Association’s 2013 Geothermal Power:
International Market Overview
*2 Source: NEDO 2^nd edition of Renewable Energy Technology White Paper,
Chapter 7 Geothermal Power
*3 Toshiba survey of installed capacity.
Midori Hara, +81-3-3457-2100
Public Relations & Investor Relations Office
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