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Two smiling children turning on a tap with clean water spurting out Three workman working at the Rantau Dedap geothermal power plant An aerial view of the Sidrap wind farm in Indonesia Sea life at the Waakatobi National Park, near Sulawesi island Our team based in Jakarta


For the past 50 years we have been helping Indonesia to realise its potential. We’re here to keep delivering life-changing results, one project at a time.

Indonesia has come a long way over the past 50 years, using some of its greatest strengths – abundant and diverse natural resources, and its large and burgeoning population – to transition from a predominantly agricultural economy to a prosperous manufacturing and service-based one. Mott MacDonald has been with the country every step of the way.

Hari Kusharwanto
Country manager,

Building a resilient and secure society

The biggest challenge Indonesia faces in the years and decades to come is insufficient infrastructure to cope with social, economic and environmental demand. We are committed to helping Indonesia to close the “infrastructure gap”, advancing its ambitions for social equality and economic growth.

We have delivered some of the country’s most significant projects. We have helped to rebuild the tsunami-devastated Aceh, improved sanitation facilities for 100,000 people in South Sumatra’s capital, helped Jakartans to better navigate their city via a modern metro and transformed cities to promote mobility, economic growth and resilience.

Building on our wealth of local knowledge and experience across sectors in Indonesia including transport, water and advisory, we have provided engineering, technical advisory and project, programme and commercial management services. We are proudly a progressive firm focussed on delivering meaningful outcomes and adapting to meet the challenges our clients face.

Indonesia is now embarking on the fourth industrial revolution and major innovations in digital technology and automation are set to be ushered in over the next few decades. We look forward to continuing to lend our support and expertise to shape the future of Indonesia, delivering life-changing results, one project at a time.

Enabling a connected Indonesia

Indonesia’s growing population means that transport networks are under more pressure, and there is an increased need for safe, accessible and efficient services for the community. Mott MacDonald focuses on creating solutions for these challenges, allowing people to move across our transport networks in better, more ingenious ways.

We harness the expertise of our people, new technologies and construction methods to help our clients get ahead of the game and enhance the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of communities. From the implementation of digital engineering and building information modelling (BIM) to carbon management and lean design, our people are at the forefront of planning and delivering new transport infrastructure and improving the performance of existing assets.

We delivered Jakarta’s first metro systems, the mass rapid transit (MRT) and the light rail transit (LRT), providing an easier commute for more than 2.5 million people travelling in and out of Central and North Jakarta. We are also supporting the increasing demand for mobility through the development of an Integrated Public Transport System in Bandung.

Clean water for healthy communities

Over the past three decades, we have helped deliver several critical water, waste management and sanitation projects, helping citizens to meet daily needs – easily, safely and sustainably. With the increasing demand for efficient and effective sanitation across Indonesia, we support the government in addressing the challenges caused by decades of underinvestment in wastewater infrastructure.

We bring Mott MacDonald’s global expertise to deliver water and sanitation projects in Indonesia, building local capacity and capability not only to our people, but also to our clients and our government stakeholders.

We delivered the first of the planned municipal sewerage systems in South Sumatra’s capital, Palembang, as well as in Wes Kalimantan’s capital, Pontianak, implementing city-wide upgrades of their sanitation infrastructures. We are working with governments and international financial institutions supporting our international development services across Indonesia.

Project success from inception to delivery

Our Advisory team provides high quality strategy and technical capability to enable our clients to deliver their project needs in an increasingly complex environment. From feasibility and risk assessment to project and programme management and asset optimisation, we work with you to realise the full potential of every project.

Our advisory services span a range of practices and include expertise in:

  • Cities – with a focus on the holistic understanding of cities and the challenges they face across the globe.
  • Infrastructure Development and Economics – with a focus on providing robust advice to the public and private sector on essential infrastructure investment and social outcomes including assessing and refining project feasibility, options analysis, technical viability and environmental sustainability.
  • Project, Programme and Commercial Management – with a focus on providing high quality governance, programme, project controls, risk and procurement advice to complex infrastructure projects.

Drawing on our global reach and multidisciplinary expertise we apply international best practice to provide our clients the most up to date thinking and to ensure project success from inception to delivery.

We are currently engaged as delivery partner on the Global Future Cities Programme, delivering project preparation and technical solutions through 13 projects across 9 cities in 6 countries under the UN SDG and gender inclusion principles in flood management, earthquake resilience, participatory urban design, integrated transport systems, green corridor masterplanning, smart ticketing, data hubs, revitalisation of red-light district and marginalised urban communities. Our team in Indonesia are responsible for three of the Programme’s interventions focussed on urban transformation, smart mobility, and resilience.

Powering up the clean energy transition

Indonesia is among the world’s fastest-growing countries in terms of energy demand and consumption. Transport and industry show the fastest expected growth in energy use.

Today, about 87% of the country’s power is still sourced from fossil fuels, with only 12-13% from renewables.

One of the top government priorities in the decades to come is to close the ‘electricity gap’ between its most and least developed regions. Wind and solar photovoltaic generation can be installed in remote locations with relative ease and at low cost. Renewables are likely to play a crucial role in achieving the government’s ambition of near 100% electrification by 2026.

The country hosts the world’s greatest geothermal resources, alongside vast potential for hydropower, solar, wind and bioenergy development. Tapping into these natural resources can help diversify its energy mix. It also supports its commitment as a signatory of the Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon emissions by 29% against the business-as-usual scenario by 2020.

The delivery over the past three years of flagship projects, such as Sidrap, Indonesia’s first commercial-scale wind plant, the Rantau Dedap geothermal power plant in Sumatra, and the Lombok and Manado solar power plants, are cause for celebration – proof that renewable energy is advancing in Indonesia.

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