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.
The map below shows the location of Sorong, the approximate location where the plant would be built, in West Papua.
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.
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.
- 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:
Articles and resources
- "Japan to Develop Power Plant in Papua," Jakarta Post, March 18, 2015
- Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2017-2026, PT PLN Persero, VI-15
- Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2019-2028, PT PLN Persero, E-58