Head of steam building for Kiwi businesses

A new partnership may hold the key to a suite of New Zealand companies cracking the potentially lucrative Indonesian geothermal energy market.

Auckland-based construction company Hawkins is jointly bidding with French electricity giant Alstom to build the multimillion-dollar Karaha Bodas power plant, in West Java, for state-owned Pertamina Geothermal Energy.

If the bid is successful, Hawkins energy manager Bernard Hill said it will bring in a consortium of New Zealand firms covering engineering, subcontracting, legal, banking and insurance sectors.

Karaha Bodas, which would be Hawkins’ first foray into overseas geothermal construction, represents only a small portion of US$15 billion (NZ$18.8b) in investment the Indonesian government is aiming to attract over the next five years.

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Posted August 9, 2013 by repit in News

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