The Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition (IIGCE) 2015 brought together professionals in the geothermal industry to share knowledge and best practices in the region. Now on its third year, this year’s IIGCE themed From Resources to Prosperity: Executing Indonesia’s Geothermal Development Strategy was held last August 19-21 at the Jakarta Convention Center.
Sr. Vice President Albert Ignacio, Geothermal Projects Division (GPD) Deputy for Construction Benjie Dublin, and Business Development Manager Joram San Luis attended the convention and discovered new geothermal technologies, equipment, as well as methods of construction in geothermal fields. The conference also served as a good opportunity to build professional relationships with potential business partners, EPC contractors, and specialist vendors.
In a brief discussion, ORMAT Technologies, Inc. Executive Vice President for Sales, Marketing, and Business Development Bob Sullivan shared that they have been monitoring geothermal energy developments in the Philippines and signified interest to have a local partner for pursuing projects in the country. Based in Reno, Nevada, ORMAT is a provider of alternative and renewable energy technology, primarily in geothermal and recovered energy generation.
AECOM Principal Engineer for Power and Energy Blaire Murray also said they are looking at a possible collaboration with First Balfour’s projects in the geothermal energy sector. AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services for a broad range of markets, will soon be organizing a team for Bacman 3 where it has been appointed as the Owner’s Engineers.
With the accelerated development of geothermal energy resources in the country and with the company’s significant experience in the construction of renewable energy facilities, First Balfour is in a strategic position to continue its mission of helping build the nation.