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Prequalification bids invited for civil and hydromechanical works of Bakaru I and II in Indonesia

Indonesia’s state-owned, vertically-integrated power utility, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN) invites prequalification applications by 6 June from contractors for the civil and hydromechanical works of the Bakaru I and II hydropower project on the river Mamasa on the island of Sulawesi.

The project involves the rehabilitation of the existing 128 MW Bakaru I plant and its extension by 144 MW (referred to as Bakaru II) with the construction of a new headrace tunnel, pressure shaft/tunnel and powerhouse parallel to the existing structures. The contracted works for Lot 1, which are being financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German development bank, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) Bank, will entail the construction of the power conduit system with headrace culvert and tunnel, surge shaft, pressure shaft/tunnel and connection to the Bakaru I intake, as well as related project infrastructure and roads, and the procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning of hydromechanical works and earth works for the new Bakaru substation. A joint venture led by Tractebel Engineering with Japan’s NEWJEC, and local consultancy PT Connusa Energindo, was appointed project implementation consultant for the Bakaru I and II hydropower projects in 2020.  Prequalification will be conducted through procedures in accordance with the applicable Guidelines for Procurement of the KfW, and it is open to all applicants from eligible source countries as defined in the Prequalification Document.

A complete set of the prequalification document, in English, may be purchased on the submission of a written request to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of IDR 11,100,000 including VAT by bank transfer to the account of PT PLN (Persero); Account Number: 6000666760 held at PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, with the transfer note: PQ Bakaru (company’s name). The prequalification document will be sent by email after the transfer is confirmed by PLN. Applications for prequalification for this contract should be submitted in sealed envelopes to the address below by 14:00 hours on 6 June and be clearly marked “Application to Prequalify for Bakaru I & II Hydroelectric Power Project – Lot-1 “Civil and Hydromechanical works”.

To obtain further information, interested applicants should request information in writing through the employer’s email to Vice President EPC Generation Procurement Implementation, Executive Vice President of Generation and IPP Procurement Division, PT. PLN (Persero), 15th Floor, Main Building, Jl. Trunojoyo Blok M-I/135, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160, Indonesia; Employer’s E-mail:; All correspondance with the employer should also be emailed in CC to the PLN’s consultant’s email: