Sulawesi Mining power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indonesiacoal}}Sulawesi Mining power station refers to a series of coal-fired power plants that are planned to support operations by Sulawesi Mining in Morowali, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.


The photo below shows the three phases of the project, with Phase I to the north, Phase II in the middle, and Phase III to the south. The units are located in Morowali Industrial Park. Planet satellite photos show construction progress on Phase II from January 2016 to March 2018. Planet satellite photos also show construction progress on Phase III from January 2016 to March 2018.

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Background on Project

In May 2015 Sulawesi Mining Investment, a joint venture of Chinese stainless steel producer Dingxin Group and local conglomerate Bintang Delapan, began construction on its multi-billion dollar integrated smelter project in Morowali Industrial Park, Central Sulawesi. The project has three phases. The first phase will include 2 x 65 MW coal plants, the second phase 2 x 150 MW, and the third phase another 2 x 150 MW.[1][2]

Phase I, comprising 2 x 65 MW, began construction in July 2013 and began operating in January 2015. Phase II, comprising 2 x 150 MW, began construction in May 2014 with completion expected in 2017.[3] The first unit of Phase II began operating in 2016.[4] As shown in Google Earth archival photography, a third phase of two units was well into construction as of August 15, 2016.


Financing for Phase 1 of the project is from China Development Bank (CDB) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Indonesia) Ltd. Financing for Phase 2 is loans from Export-Import Bank of China, Bank of China, and ICBC. Financing for Phase 3 is from CDB.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sulawesi Mining Investment
  • Parent company: Dingxin Group (China) and Bintang Delapan (Indonesia)
  • Location: Bahodopi, Morowali, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: Phase I: -2.8255878, 122.1554483; Phase II: -2.827384, 122.1552699; Phase III: -2.8295432, 122.1551372
  • Status: Phase 1: Operating; Phase 2 Unit 1 - Operating, Phase 2 Unit 2: Construction; Phase 3: Construction; Phase 4: Pre-permit development
  • Gross capacity:
    • Phase 1: 2 x 65 MW
    • Phase 2: 2 x 150 MW
    • Phase 3: 2 x 150 MW
    • Phase 4: 2 x 350 MW[5]
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
    • Phase 1: 2015
    • Phase 2: Unit 1 - 2016; Unit 2 - 2019
    • Phase 3: unknown
    • Phase 4: 2020
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing: China Development Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Indonesia) Ltd., Export-Import Bank of China, and Bank of China[3]

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