Tidal turbines to power remote site in Indonesia

Over the last year a team of Indonesian and international specialists has worked in a remote part of Bintuni Bay, West Papua, Indonesia. The goal was to assess the local electricity situation, renewable energy options, including tidal in-stream power; and to then install a demonstration tidal turbine to support an isolated industrial island micro-grid. This project may act as a model for smaller scale energy developments in coastal areas throughout Southeast Asia. Green Forest Product & Tech Pte. Ltd. and its exclusive supplier PT Bintuni Utama Murni Wood Industries, together with SCHOTTEL HYDRO, OceanPixel, Aquatera and the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has successfully completed the first tidal turbine installation at PT BUMWI’s woodchip factory located in the remote Pulau Amutu Besar, Bintuni Bay, West Papua, Indonesia. The project was initiated by GFPT and its key supplier PT BUMWI with the long-term objective to significantly reduce the dependency on fossil fuel while tapping on the available local natural resources.

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