Keban Agung power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indonesiacoal}} Keban Agung power station, also known as Sumsel-2 or SS-2, is a 270-megawatt (MW) mine-mouth coal-fired station in South Sumatra Province, Indonesia.

Location

The map below shows the plant, in West Merapi (Merapi Barat) District, Lahat Regency, South Sumatra Province.

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Background on Plant

The Keban Agung power station is a two-unit, 270-MW mine-mouth coal-fired power plant under construction in South Sumatra Province. The plant is being built by PT Priamanaya Energi, a subsidiary of Priamanaya Djan International.[1][2] Total cost on the project is $310 million, and financing was arranged by a syndicate of banks, led by Bank Negara Indonesia.[3]

Ground was broken on the project in July 2009, with completion initially scheduled for 2012.[3] The plant is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

In January 2013 a worker died during construction, after apparently falling only 3 meters.[4] In January and February 2015, Lahat Regency officials visiting the site found hundreds of foreign workers apparently working illegally.[5][6]

The site will accommodate an additional two units of 135 MW each.[3]

The project began operating in 2015.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT Priamanaya Energi
  • Parent company: Priamanaya Djan International
  • Location: West Merapi (Merapi Barat) District, Lahat Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -3.75149, 103.64809 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 270 MW (Units 1 & 2: 135 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2015
  • Coal Type: Low-quality
  • Coal Source: Mine-mouth
  • Source of financing: Syndicate of banks, led by Bank Negara Indonesia[3]

Articles and resources

References

  1. Our Business: Energy, Priamanaya Group website, accessed Mar. 2015.
  2. "Investment Opportunities," PTPLN Persero presentation, 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 PLTU Keban Agung 2 X 135 MW Mulai Dibangun, Priamanaya Energi press release, 10 July 2009.
  4. Terpeleset dari ketinggian 3 meter, teknisi PLTU tewas, Sindo News, 28 Jan. 2013.
  5. Sidak, TKA tak Bisa Diajak Komunikasi, Sumatera Ekspres, 9 Feb. 2015.
  6. PT Priamanaya Energi: TKA Tidak Ada Yang Lari Saat Razia, Lahat Online, 20 Jan. 2015.
  7. Oleh Dolly Rosana, "Tiga PLTU di Sumsel beroperasi 2015," AntaraSumsel, March 25, 2015

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