Sorong power station

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Sorong power station is a proposed 1,100-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in West Papua Province, Indonesia.

Location

The map below shows the location of Sorong, the approximate location where the plant would be built, in West Papua.

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Background

In March 2015, Japan Gasoline Co. (JGC) announced that it would develop a 1,000 MW coal plant in Sorong, West Papua. The compuany said that it would initially build a 50 MW unit, adding additional capacity in a later phase. The company said that it would begin clearing land so that construction could begin in 2015. The plant would use low-quality local coal.[1]

In the 2017-2026 long-range plan, the Sorong project is changed from coal to gas.[2] In the 2019-2028 long-range plan a single 50-MW unit is scheduled for 2024.[3]

As of May 2019, with no reported progress on the 1,000 MW Japan Gasoline project in over four years, it appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Japan Gasoline Co.
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -0.866667, 131.25 (approximate)
  • Status: Phase I: Cancelled (switched from coal to other fuels); Phase II: Cancelled; Sorong 3: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: Phase I: 50 MW, Phase II: 1000 MW; Sorong 3: 50 MW
  • Type: Phase I: Subcritical; Phase II: Unknown
  • Projected in service: Sorong 3: 2024
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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